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.