"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 17 January 2013


   Cotquean is an archaic word for a man who involved himself overmuch in the affairs of women or busied himself with domestic matters traditionally regarded as suitable only for women.   It was used disparagingly.
The word was also used for a coarse or scolding woman, especially a masculine one.


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    1. COT- queen. At least so I understand. I'm not sure how people always know which way archaic words were pronounced.

  2. A great word. I like busybody better though -- it's easier to spell! :)