Definition of cottar in English:

cottar

Syllabification: cot·tar
Pronunciation: /ˈkätər
 
/
(also cotter)

noun

historical
(In Scotland and Ireland) a farm laborer or tenant occupying a cottage in return for labor.
More 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.

Origin

late Old English, from cot2 + -ar4.

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