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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“Fouter.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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