plural -s
Scottish : spider
Scottish : an ill-tempered or spiteful person

Word History


Middle English attercop, attercoppe, from Old English ātorcoppe, from ātor poison, venom + -coppe spider, from copp top, summit

First Known Use

circa 1525, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ettercap was circa 1525

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“Ettercap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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