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cootnoun [C]

uk   us   /kuːt/

coot noun [C] (BIRD)

a ​small, ​darkbird that ​lives near ​rivers and ​lakes

coot noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal an ​old man who has an ​unusual or ​slightlycrazy way of ​behaving : Let the old coot ​sleep - he's not going to ​help us ​anyway.
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