Cocotte



[koh-kot, kuh-; French kaw-kawt] /koʊˈkɒt, kə-; French kɔˈkɔt/

noun, plural cocottes
[koh-kots; French kaw-kawt] /koʊˈkɒts; French kɔˈkɔt/ (Show IPA)
1.
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[koh-kot, kuh-; French kaw-kawt] /koʊˈkɒt, kə-; French kɔˈkɔt/
noun, plural cocottes
[koh-kots; French kaw-kawt] /koʊˈkɒts; French kɔˈkɔt/ (Show IPA)
1.
a round or oval casserole, usually of earthenware or fireproof porcelain, used especially for cooking an individual portion of meat, fowl, or game.
/kəʊˈkɒt; kə-; French kɔkɔt/
noun
1.
a small fireproof dish in which individual portions of food are cooked and served
2.
a prostitute or promiscuous woman
n.

type of cooking vessel, 1907, from French cocotte “saucepan” (19c.), a diminutive from cocasse, ultimately from Latin cucama. Sense of “prostitute,” 1867, is from French cocotte, originally a child’s name for “little hen” (18c.), hence “sweetie, darling.”

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