cot quean

cotquean

[kot-kween]
noun
1.
Archaic. a man who busies himself with traditionally women's household duties.
2.
Archaic. a coarse woman.

Origin:
1540–50; cot2 + quean

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cotquean (ˈkɒtˌkwiːn)
 
n
1.  a coarse woman
2.  a man who does housework
 
[C16: see cot², quean]

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cotquean
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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