Definition of cootie in English:

cootie

Syllabification: coot·ie
Pronunciation: /ˈko͞otē
 
/

noun

North American informal
1A body louse.
1.1A children’s term for an imaginary germ or repellent quality transmitted by obnoxious or slovenly people.
More example sentences
  • I'd have preferred to be stuck in that age again, where boys were seen for what they really were, germs and cooties.
  • And so the cooties and the cootie carriers were the enemy, otherwise labeled as ‘yucky.’
  • As far as I'm concerned, this whole room is contaminated with roach cooties.

Origin

World War I: perhaps from Malay kutu, denoting a parasitic biting insect.

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