Coot definition

ko͝ot
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(informal) An amusing or eccentric old fellow.
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Any of several waterbirds of the widely distributed genus Fulica, having dark-gray plumage, a black head and neck, and a white bill.
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(derogatory) An eccentric or crotchety person, especially an old man.
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(colloquial) A stupid fellow; a simpleton.

A silly coot.

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Any of various aquatic birds of the genus Fulica that are mainly black with a prominent frontal shield on the forehead.
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(slang, with the) A success; something excellent.
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(slang) Body louse.
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Any of a genus (Fulica) of ducklike, freshwater birds of the rail family, with long-lobed toes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
coot
Plural:
coots

Origin of coot

  • Middle English coote possibly from Middle Dutch coet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition