Saturday, June 04, 2016

Word of the day: cottar

The word of the day is cottar:

a peasant or farm laborer who occupies a cottage and sometimes a small holding of land usually in return for services

Middle English cottar, from Medieval Latin cotarius, from Middle English cot

First Known Use: 14th century


"Father Roche called Mother to tend a sick cottar."

 - Connie Willis, Doomsday Book

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