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Cótquean. n.s. [probably from coquin, French.] A man who busies himself with women's affairs.

Look to the bak'd meats, good Angelica;
Spare not for cost. —
— Go, go, you cotquean, go;
Get you to bed.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

A stateswoman is as ridiculous a creature as a cotquean: each of the sexes should keep within its particular bounds. Addison's Freeholder, № 38.

You have given us a lively picture of husbands hen-peck'd; but you have never touched upon one of the quite different character, and who goes by the name of cotquean. Add. Spect.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (46)

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