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[kot-kween] /ˈkɒtˌkwin/

Archaic. a man who busies himself with traditionally women’s household duties.
Archaic. a coarse woman.
noun (archaic)
a coarse woman
a man who does housework

1540s, obsolete, “housewife of a cot,” from cot (see cottage) + quean; hence “a vulgar beldam, scold” [OED]; also used contemptuously (by Shakespeare, etc.) of men seen as overly interested in housework.


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