cocotte


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co·cotte

 (kô-kôt′)
n.
A woman prostitute.

[French, chicken, prostitute, feminine diminutive of coq, cock, from Old French; see cock1.]

cocotte

(kəʊˈkɒt; kə-; French kɔkɔt)
n
1. (Cookery) a small fireproof dish in which individual portions of food are cooked and served
2. a prostitute or promiscuous woman
[C19: from French, from nursery word for a hen, feminine of coq cock1]

pros•ti•tute

(ˈprɒs tɪˌtut, -ˌtyut)

n., v. -tut•ed, -tut•ing. n.
1. a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money; whore; harlot.
2. a man who engages in sexual acts for money.
3. a person who willingly uses his or her talent or ability in a base and unworthy way, usu. for money.
v.t.
4. to sell or offer (oneself) as a prostitute.
5. to put (one's talent or ability) to unworthy use.
[1520–30; < Latin prōstitūta, n. use of feminine of prōstitūtus, past participle of prōstituere to expose (for sale) =prō- pro-1 + -stituere, comb. form of statuere to cause to stand]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocotte - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for moneycocotte - a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
call girl - a female prostitute who can be hired by telephone
camp follower - a prostitute who provides service to military personnel
comfort woman, ianfu - a woman forced into prostitution for Japanese servicemen during World War II; "she wrote a book about her harsh experiences as a comfort woman"
demimondaine - a woman whose sexual promiscuity places her outside respectable society
hustler, slattern, street girl, streetwalker, floozie, floozy, hooker - a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
white slave - a woman sold into prostitution
adult female, woman - an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house while the man hunted"
2.cocotte - a small casserole in which individual portions can be cooked and served
casserole - large deep dish in which food can be cooked and served
References in classic literature ?
This one is a woman, with all a woman's wit, combined with the heartlessness of a COCOTTE.
His only aspirations were to hold out at poker, at his club, to know the names of all the cocottes, to shake hands all round, to ply his rosy gullet with truffles and champagne, and to create uncomfortable eddies and obstructions among the constituent atoms of the American colony.
More than once he had driven them through the town with gypsies and "ladykins" as he called the cocottes.
I had chosen roast vegetable cocotte - a casserole of mediterranean vegetables, with a savoury brioche crust.
th] Anniversary Original Cocotte -- a specially-designed replica of the very first French oven, or cocotte, Le Creuset produced.
Contractor address : Zone industrielle Petite Cocotte
Today, I'm baking my eggs in the oven - a dish which at its simplest and most classic is called eggs en cocotte, where they are baked in ramekins with a little butter and cream.
Though some of the best restaurants are further out of town (we had a superb meal in French restaurant, Cocotte on Hyde Street in Nob Hill) there's a greater density of cafes, bars and restaurants in the city centre.
Elle a egalement lance la vente de cocotte a pression a des prix promotionnels : 8.
500), a duck pate cocotte filled with balsamic vinegar reduction, served with honey pear and toasted bread, brought back pleasant memories of holidays in France.
Vollmoeller had in mind a ballet for her, a story about a cocotte, and was proposing to finish it this very night and put it in Reinhardt's hands.
Whenever Helene Jarrah, the owner of the recently established Moules et Frites in Ashrafieh, unveils freshly steamed mussels from the cocotte they were boiled in, the room is instantly enlivened -- "ohh" and "ahh" her customers say, as if it were a magic trick.