Definition of cottager in English:


Line breaks: cot|tager
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒtɪdʒə


  • 1A person living in a cottage.
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    • Country people were more practical, but from the 17th century, cottagers as well as landed gentry took immense pride in their plants.
    • During the hiking craze of the 1930s, hungry cottagers would throw stones at the knapsacked townies who came to gawp.
    • The display of flowers in all sections was good, and the vegetables in the cottagers ' class were excellent.
  • 1.1North American A person holidaying in a cottage.
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    • I think that boaters, cottagers, and the local people could co-exist just fine with this project.
    • The real villains of this piece are the weekend cottagers, who bring little to our communities except inflated house prices.
    • The area was also prime wilderness vacation country for fishers, canoeists, cottagers and others.

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