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English definition of “coot”

coot

noun [C] uk   /kuːt/ us  

coot noun [C] (BIRD)

a small, dark bird that lives near rivers and lakesBirds which live by or on inland water

coot noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal a person, especially one who is not very clever: He's a sweet old coot.People in general
(Definition of coot from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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