Cootie vs Footie - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between cootie and footie
is that cootie
is a louse while footie
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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).
(rare) A nest-building female American Coot (counterpart to cooter).
- I’m not drinking from his glass until I wash the cooties off it.
* cootie catcher
* (germ or contaminant)