coistril

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Old French coustillier groom or lad. Compare custrel.

Noun[edit]

coistril (plural coistrils)

  1. (obsolete) An inferior groom or lad employed by an esquire to carry the knight's arms and other necessaries; a coistrel.
  2. (obsolete) A mean, paltry fellow; a coward.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Anagrams[edit]

clitoris

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.