from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A coarse or scolding woman.
- n. Archaic A man who busies himself with domestic matters traditionally regarded as suitable only for women.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative form of cot-quean.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man who busies himself with affairs which properly belong to women.
- n. A she-cuckold; a cucquean; a henhussy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who busies himself with the affairs which properly belong to women.
- n. A coarse, masculine woman; a bold hussy.
The twelfth, _bayoguin_, signified a "cotquean," a man whose nature inclined toward that of a woman.
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"Her husband, who at best is but a cotquean - one of those fellows who has a dastardly fear of his wife, which, you know,