Definition of Cootie

1. Noun. A parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings.

Exact synonyms: Body Louse, Pediculus Corporis
Generic synonyms: Louse, Sucking Louse
Group relationships: Genus Pediculus, Pediculus



Definition of Cootie

1. Noun. (North America colloquial) A louse. ¹

2. Noun. (North America colloquial childish usually plural) Any germ or contaminant, real or imagined, especially from the opposite gender (for pre-pubescent children). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cootie

1. a body louse [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cootie

coosen
coosened
coosening
coosens
cooser
coosers
coosin
coosined
coosining
coosins
coost
coot
cootchie-cootchie-coo
cooter
cooters
cootie (current term)
cooties
cootikin
cootikins
cootling
coots
cooty
coown
coowned
coowner
coowners
coowning
coowns
cooze
coozes

Literary usage of Cootie

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1. The 55th Artillery (C.A.C.) in the American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1918 by Frederick Morse Cutler (1920)
"It was at the Vesle front that the festive "cootie," or body louse, first introduced himself to the 55th. If the gentle reader is wondering why the American ..."

2. The 55th Artillery (C.A.C.) in the American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1918 by Frederick Morse Cutler (1920)
"It was at the Vesle front that the festive "cootie," or body louse, first introduced himself to the 55th. If the gentle reader is wondering why the American ..."

3. One of the D Yankee Division by Slater Washburn (1919)
"The subject I refer to is that of the humble "cootie," who plays such a leading ... Sharing the same dangers, undergoing the same hardships, the cootie, ..."

4. Yanks: A.E.F. Verse (1919)
"He might hide from the bombs, but I'd give him no show! If I were a cootie, I'd deem it my duty To thus treat the Kaiser, Ah, oui. And after I'd thoroughly ..."

5. The Human Costs of the War by Homer Folks (1920)
"The millennium that was coming; sickness prevented and death postponed; lost ground among civilians; tuberculosis increases; malaria returns; the "cootie" ..."

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