As stupid as a coot

As stupid as a coot
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  • Coot — (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. {Cut}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus {Fulica}. The common European or bald coot is {Fulica atra} (see under {bald});… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coot — ► NOUN 1) (pl. same) an aquatic bird of the rail family with black plumage and a white bill that extends back on to the forehead as a horny shield. 2) (usu. old coot) informal a stupid or eccentric person. ORIGIN probably Dutch or Low German …   English terms dictionary

  • coot, you old —    A friendly insult, comparing the person addressed (usually a man) to the water bird known as a coot, or more accurately, to one of the several birds loosely known by this name. One of them is bald, hence the proverbial ‘bald as a coot’. One is …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • coot — noun /kuːt/lang=en a) Any of various aquatic birds of the genus Fulica that are mainly black with a prominent frontal shield on the forehead. b) A stupid fellow; a simpleton; as, a silly coot. See Also: fulicine …   Wiktionary

  • coot — noun 1》 (plural same) an aquatic bird of the rail family with black plumage and a white bill that extends back on to the forehead as a horny shield. [Fulica atra and related species.] 2》 (usu. old coot) informal a stupid or eccentric person,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • coot — n. 1 any black aquatic bird of the genus Fulica, esp. F. atra with the upper mandible extended backwards to form a white plate on the forehead. 2 colloq. a stupid person. Etymology: ME, prob. f. LG …   Useful english dictionary

  • old coot — informal a stupid or eccentric person, typically an old man. → coot …   English new terms dictionary

  • Fulica Americana — Coot Coot (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. {Cut}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus {Fulica}. The common European or bald coot is {Fulica atra} (see under …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fulica atra — Coot Coot (k[=oo]t), n. [Cf. D. koet, W. cwtair; cwta short, bodtailed + iar hen; cf. cwtau to dock. Cf. {Cut}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A wading bird with lobate toes, of the genus {Fulica}. The common European or bald coot is {Fulica atra} (see under …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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