coot coot  /ˈkut/

Definition(s):

  • (n) slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

Usage(s):

  • The Bushies have gotten tired of his scolding and have tried to portray him as a crotchety Nebraskan coot who's lost a step.

News

  • Rick Sweeney is tough, but only on the outside

    Central to most boxing movies is the crusty trainer, the one who would pass for just an irascible old coot were it not for his fighter who draws us in for a closer look. We learn through Balboa that behind Mick’s rough exterior is a true softy. Maggie does the same for Frankie in “Million Dollar Baby.” Although clichés, these hard-boiled characters really are in the sport. Take Albany’s Rick ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

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Quotes

  1. "We made out on Mount Coot-tha," Urban told fans in a backstage meet and greet before his show at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall last night.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Keith Urban Source: Courier Mail

  2. To which the usually sharp-tongued Paglia answered: "Thank you for your delightful letter! I plead guilty to calling [presumptive Republican nominee for president Senator John] McCain 'a weird old coot' and will think twice before doing it again....
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Camille Paglia Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "The Tigers had traded for Rocky Bridges as their answer for shortstop, but I knew I could outplay Coot Veal," Wills said. "Given the mind-set of the Tiger organization at that time, it would be mere speculation as to whether it was based...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Maury Wills Source: Detroit Free Press

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