Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who resides in a cottage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who lives in a cottage, in any sense of that word.
  • noun In English law, one who lives on the common without paying any rent or having land of his own.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who lives in a cottage.
  • noun (Law) One who lives on the common, without paying any rent, or having land of his own.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who has the tenure of a cottage, usually also the occupant.
  • noun UK, slang One who engages in sex in public lavatories; a practitioner of cottaging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who lives in a cottage

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cottage +‎ -er

Examples

  • [18: 17] matociquala: cottager is the word you want

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  • When they were come within sight of the wood, Brian cried out that he could see the shepherd's cottage; but Austin told him that he ought not to call the cottager a shepherd, but a hunter.

    History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians

  • Until, that is, another cottager went foraging in the archives and found an 1854 by-law referencing just such a road - a by-law Meaford and its pre-amalgamation predecessors had never registered on the title of anybody's property.

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  • Pausing to fellate a fellow cottager, he then added, "I'm sure you'll agree that this is sterling work by the Prime Minister and should be recognised as such".

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  • Pausing to fellate a fellow cottager, he then added, "I'm sure you'll agree that this is sterling work by the Prime Minister and should be recognised as such".

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  • The silver hair and benevolent countenance of the aged cottager won my reverence, while the gentle manners of the girl enticed my love.

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  • The silver hair and benevolent countenance of the aged cottager, won my reverence.

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  • For example, one could buy membership to the Newport Casino for $500, but keeping up appearances afterward was a pill for it was not unknown for an average “cottager” to spend $25,000-$40,000 on staff and maintenance of their residence alone.

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  • Three red-tops (so far) had come up with the 'exclusive' ploy of hanging around secluded highland public conveniences all night, in the hope of running into the headhunter, or at least some would-be cottager they could accuse.

    It's October, 1956.

  • Christ, the cops would have an easier time trying link them to 'the headless cottager' than the shooting of the computer - geek, as they were only twenty miles away from that one.

    It's October, 1956.

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