Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 11/22/14 Cootie

Cootie (noun)
cootie [koo-tee]

noun, Informal.
1. a louse, especially one affecting humans, as the body louse, head louse, or pubic louse.

Origin: 1910-15; perhaps < Malay kutu biting body louse, with final syllable conformed to -ie

Cootie (noun)
cootie [koo-tee]

noun, Scot.
1. a wooden container, especially a wooden bowl, for storing or serving food or drink.

Origin: 1775-85; variant of Scots cood, of uncertain origin

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