from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A body louse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A louse.
- n. Any germ or contaminant, real or imagined, especially from the opposite gender (for pre-pubescent children).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Rough-legged: an epithet applied to birds whose legs are clad with feathers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings
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.
Pediculus humanus capitis); the body louse, better known as the cootie (
"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.