Cootie vs Footie - What's the difference?

cootie | footie |

As nouns the difference between cootie and footie

is that cootie is a louse while footie is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?





(en noun)
  • A louse.
  • (North America, colloquial) A louse.
  • * 1921 , L. M. Montgomery, Rilla of Ingleside
  • *:"Tell Rilla I'm glad her war-baby is turning out so well, and tell Susan that I'm fighting a good fight against both Huns and cooties ."
  • *:"Mrs. Dr. dear," whispered Susan solemnly, "what are cooties ?"
  • *:Mrs. Blythe whispered back and then said in reply to Susan's horrified ejaculations, "It's always like that in the trenches, Susan."
  • *:Susan shook her head and went away in grim silence to re-open a parcel she had sewed up for Jem and slip in a fine tooth comb.
  • (North America, colloquial, childish, usually plural) Any germ or contaminant, real or imagined, especially from the opposite gender (for pre-pubescent children).
  • I’m not drinking from his glass until I wash the cooties off it.
  • (rare) A nest-building female American Coot (counterpart to cooter).
  • Derived terms

    * cootie catcher


    * (germ or contaminant)

    See also

    * lurgy