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A body louse.
[Probably from Malay kutu.]
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(Animals) US and NZ a slang name for the body louse. Also called (NZ): kutu See louse1
[C20: perhaps from Malay or Māori kutu louse]
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a body louse.
[1910–15; perhaps < Malay kutu]
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Colloquial for head louse.
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|Noun||1.||cootie - a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings|
louse, sucking louse - wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
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n (US inf) → Laus f
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