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cocotte1

[koh-kot, kuh-; French kaw-kawt] /koʊˈkɒt, kə-; French kɔˈkɔt/
noun, plural cocottes
[koh-kots; French kaw-kawt] /koʊˈkɒts; French kɔˈkɔt/ (Show IPA)
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < French: originally a child's word for a hen, equivalent to coq cock1 + -otte feminine suffix

cocotte2

[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.
Origin
1865-70; < French: small cast-iron pot for stewing meat; alteration, by suffix substitution, of Middle French cocasse, coquasse applied to various receptacles, obscurely akin to coquemar kettle, by uncertain mediation < Medieval Greek koukoumárion (or its presumed VL source), ultimately derivative of Latin cucuma kettle
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British Dictionary definitions for cocotte

cocotte

/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
Word Origin
C19: from French, from nursery word for a hen, feminine of coqcock1
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Word Origin and History for cocotte
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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