Bach vs Cottage - What's the difference?

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Bach is a related term of cottage.

As a proper noun bach

is of english-speakers.

As a noun cottage is

a small house; a cot; a hut.

As a verb cottage is

to stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.




  • (New Zealand, northern) A holiday home, usually small and near the beach, often with only one or two rooms and of simple construction.
  • Synonyms

    * crib (New Zealand)


  • (US) To live apart from women, as with the period when a divorce is in progress (compare bachelor pad).
  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Usage notes

    Sense “public toilet” dates from 19th century, now only in gay slang.

    Derived terms

    * 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.
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