Cooties



[koo-tee] /ˈku ti/

noun, Informal.
1.
a louse, especially one affecting humans, as the body louse, head louse, or pubic louse.
[koo-tee] /ˈku ti/
noun, plural cooties.
1.
1 .
[koo-tee] /ˈku ti/
noun, Scot.
1.
a wooden container, especially a wooden bowl, for storing or serving food or drink.
[koo-tee] /ˈku ti/
noun, plural cooties. Scot.
1.
2 .
/ˈkuːtɪ/
noun
1.
(US & NZ) a slang name for the body louse Also called (NZ) kutu See louse (sense 1)
n.

1917, see cootie.
n.

“body lice,” 1917, British World War I slang, earlier in nautical use, said to be from Malay kutu “dog tick.”

noun

A body louse

[WWI Army fr British; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Malay kutu, ”dog tick”; one study suggests London cockney slang as the source]

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