Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of cootie.

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Examples

  • I'm willing to bet that almost everybody reading this has at some point in their childhood teasingly accused someone of giving them 'cooties' - or has been on the other end, as the one being accused.

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  • The U.S. "cooties" policy with respect to Hamas is going to look quite silly in the region after the "cooties" policy with respect to the Muslim Brotherhood has been dropped, and there seems little prospect that a democratically elected Egyptian government will collaborate with such a "cooties" policy, with or without the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Robert Naiman: Reset: USA, Muslim Brotherhood Take Steps Towards Accommodation

  • The U.S. "cooties" policy with respect to Hamas is going to look quite silly in the region after the "cooties" policy with respect to the Muslim Brotherhood has been dropped, and there seems little prospect that a democratically elected Egyptian government will collaborate with such a "cooties" policy, with or without the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Robert Naiman: Reset: USA, Muslim Brotherhood Take Steps Towards Accommodation

  • The U.S. "cooties" policy with respect to Hamas is going to look quite silly in the region after the "cooties" policy with respect to the Muslim Brotherhood has been dropped, and there seems little prospect that a democratically elected Egyptian government will collaborate with such a "cooties" policy, with or without the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Robert Naiman: Reset: USA, Muslim Brotherhood Take Steps Towards Accommodation

  • The U.S. "cooties" policy with respect to Hamas is going to look quite silly in the region after the "cooties" policy with respect to the Muslim Brotherhood has been dropped, and there seems little prospect that a democratically elected Egyptian government will collaborate with such a "cooties" policy, with or without the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Robert Naiman: Reset: USA, Muslim Brotherhood Take Steps Towards Accommodation

  • I doubt someone will steal it once you've marked it with your "cooties".

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  • Your immune system isn't strong enough to fight off all the "cooties" floating around in the massive crowds that follow you guys everywhere you go.

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  • Companies selling food products may need to worry about their goods catching "cooties" by coming in contact with certain other products, such as lard and feminine napkins, in shoppers 'carts or on store shelves.

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  • Aquaman is a man of action, and The Atom is a little more cautious, leading to a moment where The Atom explains a scientific theory in the same tone he would talk to a child with ADD, even going so far as to referring to the diseased cells as "cooties":

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  • Aquaman is a man of action, and The Atom is a little more cautious, leading to a moment where The Atom explains a scientific theory in the same tone he would talk to a child with ADD, even going so far as to referring to the diseased cells as "cooties":

    Brave and The Bold: "Journey to the Center of the Bat!"

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  • The adoption of the term into English can be traced from the American occupation of the Philippines, in 1898-1945, and before that to British soldiers' presence in Malaysia. In most Austronesian languages the term for head lice, lice or fleas of any kind, is kuto. Foreign troops had ample opportunity to become familiar with the term and made a slang pluralized form... (Wikipedia)

    November 19, 2008