Definition of cottar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkädər/
(also cotter)


(In Scotland and Ireland) a farm laborer or tenant occupying a cottage in return for labor.
Example sentences
  • He had also freeborn cottars and slaves to farm his land.
  • All villeins and cottars in the Seven Kingdoms gather to celebrate the successful harvests of the summer seasons and to prepare for the coming winter.
  • All that could be carried off was taken, all that could not was wasted by the fires they kindled, even onto the humblest grain store-house of the poor cottars.


Late Old English, from cot2 + -ar4.

Words that rhyme with cottar

blotter, cotta, dotter, gotta, hotter, jotter, knotter, otter, pelota, plotter, potter, ricotta, rotter, spotter, squatter, terracotta, totter, trotter

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Syllabification: cot·tar

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