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A woman prostitute.

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


(kəʊˈkɒt; kə-; French kɔkɔt)
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]


(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.
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 ?
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.
This one is a woman, with all a woman's wit, combined with the heartlessness of a COCOTTE.
The companion ordered Creme Catalana -- Creme Caramel -- and I chose the Peanut Butter Mousse, both very good served in small cocottes.
This includes a range of dishes like cocottes, casserole dishes, soup tureens, pans and mini pans which are ideal for warming and food presentation.
Due cocottes piene di sifilide e di sguaiato servilismo pregarono De Candido [uno degli ufficiali prigionieri] di raccomandarle a ufficiali tedeschi.
Ces cocottes sont importees par BCR avec un partenaire espagnol.
They are the servants and cocottes like Gracieuse, "who hopes that the favors she provides her masters will one day gain her freedom.
My dining partner's main course choice was succulent lamb with potatoes covered in a refreshing mint and onion chutney-style dressing, and a side of pomme cocottes (fries) with a buttery anchovy mayo.
He started off with a beautiful Salmon Rillette with Potato Brioche, followed by a divine Egg Cocottes with Duck Liver and Potato.
Among Lodge's introductions at the show are the 10-ounce Lodge Enamel Cocottes, available in red and black matte.
The new 10-ounce Lodge Enamel Cocottes are available in red and black matte enamel, in both round and oval shapes.