Definitions starting with C

ID #4149


/kuwt/ [W Car.; cf. US dial. South cooter turtle ADD, Gul. kuta from Bambara, Malinke kuta idem (Turner 1949:197); DJE coot 'of turtles: to copulate' seems to be a back-formation, in which -er was reanalyzed as the agent suffix, but cf. also Trin. cutucutu struggle (Ottley 39),  v. (of people) to copulate (vulgar). (Gen.)

Tags: back formation, sexuality, verb

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Last update: 2011-02-15 03:26
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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