Cottage vs Bour - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between cottage and bour
is that cottage
is a small house; a cot; a hut while bour
is (obsolete) a chamber or a cottage.
As a verb cottage
is to stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
A small house; a cot; a hut.
A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.
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(UK, slang, dated) A public toilet.
Sense “public toilet” dates from 19th century, now only in gay slang.
* cottage cheese
* cottage hospital
* cottage industry
To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
(intransitive, British, slang) Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.
(obsolete) A chamber or a cottage.
- Ful sooty was hir bour, and eek hir halle,
- In which she eet ful many a sclendre meel.