American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang A body louse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rough-legged: an epithet applied to birds whose legs are clad with feathers.
- n. North America, colloquial A louse.
- n. North America, colloquial, childish, usually plural Any germ or contaminant, real or imagined, especially from the opposite gender (for pre-pubescent children).
- n. a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
- 1917, from British army slang during World War I, probably from Malay kutu ("flea, louse"). (Wiktionary)
- Probably from Malay kutu. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He wasn't called a cootie aboard ship, but he was the same bird.”
“I also used to love the folded up fortune tellers (some people called the cootie catchers) that honestly, used to contain mostly mean fortunes! redjet on March 11th 2009 at 10: 18am view redjet's”
“The most elaborate preparations for the housing of their men and officers had been made; dugouts of every description, from the temporary "hole in the ground" with a wooden door and a "cootie" bunk to the palatial suite sixty feet underground with cement stairs and floors, and with bathrooms, officers and lounging quarters, all electrically lighted and well heated.”
“Sometimes, while engaged in a "cootie" hunt you think.”
“France is to see the men engaging in a "cootie" hunt.”
“cootie," who was to become so familiar in the trenches later on.”
“cootie" hunt; but such is the creed of the trenches.”
“I rifled through his hair like a monkey and announced him cootie free.”
“He walked over to me on the couch and I demanded he sit down for his cootie inspection.”
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