fou·​ter | \ ˈfütər, -ütə-\
variants: or foutra \ -​ü‧trə \
plural -s

Definition of fouter

1 archaic : something of little value : fig a foutra for the world and worldlings base— Shakespeare

2a chiefly Scottish

(1) : an objectionable or tedious person
(2) : a worthless or bungling person
b Scottish : chap, fellow

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History and Etymology for fouter

Middle French foutre to copulate with, copulate, from Latin futuere; probably akin to Latin -futare to beat

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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