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Anglo-Norman, from Old English cot 'cot, cottage' and -age 'surrounding property', from Proto-Germanic *kutan (compare Old Norse kot, Middle High German kūz 'execution pit'), from Scytho-Sarmatian *kuta (compare Avestan kata 'chamber').
cottage (plural cottages)
- 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.
- Most cottages in the area were larger and more elaborate than my home.
- (UK, slang, dated) A public toilet.