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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.
More than once he had driven them through the town with gypsies and "ladykins" as he called the cocottes.
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.
The 17 other one-star restaurants are: Da-Wan, Danny's Steakhouse, Golden Formosa, Ken An Ho, Kitcho, L'ATELIER de Joel Robuchon, La Cocotte by Fabien Verge, Longtail, Ming Fu, MUME, Shushi Nomura, Shushi Ryu, TaIrroir, Three Coins, Tien Hsiang Lo, and Ya Ge.
I never miss lunch at Ma Cocotte, the restaurant designed by Philippe Starck.
For mains we opted for roasted guinea fowl with parsley mash, caramelised parsnip in a thyme jusl which was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious, and seabass with garlic spinach, mussels, fennel salad and a pomme cocotte (an oval potato to you and me) in a champagne cream.
For mains we opted for roasted guinea fowl with parsley mash, caramelised parsnip in a thyme jus which was perfectly cooked and tasted delicious, and seabass with garlic spinach, mussels, fennel salad and a pomme cocotte (an oval potato to you and me) in a champagne cream.
A traditional breakfast, oeufs en cocotte translates to 'eggs in a pot', and is also known as coddled eggs.
En el nuevo mundo del gran capital, de su culto y desden a su vez por este, se perfilaria el poseur, el dandy displicente y cultor del catalogo de lo prohibido: la cocaina, el opio, el aroma embriagante de un buen vino o el escote perfumado de una cocotte.
For the mains, we went for a tournedo of sirloin, slow braised shin, salt beef and horseradish croquette, green beans and red wine sauce, and a grilled salmon, saffron cocotte new potatoes, spinach, shellfish bisque and mussels - both were really tasty with excellent presentation.
For the vegetable cuts, the students were required to demonstrate six classical French cuts of bruniose, jardiniere, paysanne, julienne, chateau potato and cocotte potato, displaying their professional knife skills.
Il nous est arrive d'attendre une semaine, voire deux, pour avoir une cocotte a ciment ou deux au maximum [beaucoup plus grand que], deplore un responsable.