Definition of cottar in English:


Line breaks: cot¦tar
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒtə
(also cotter)


  • (In Scotland and Ireland) a farm labourer or tenant occupying a cottage in return for labour.
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    • 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.

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