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cootie

(ko͞o′tē)
n. Slang
A body louse.
A popular term for a body louse—Pediculus humanus
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There is an understandable desire for harmony and unity in the present phase of engagement, but perhaps moving to the next phase, beyond cooties and crushes, will sound like the development of jazz in America, with its dynamic balance arising from dissonance and syncopation, creating surprising moments of harmony and resolve in a vibrant interfaith village.
It's the kind of success enjoyed by Cooties that The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014) aimed for when it premiered at the same festival--where it was indeed met with ecstatic audience and critical reception.
MJ: Once your daughter figures out that Ronald McDonald does not actually have cooties, how do you hope to keep her from the perils of food marketing?
She would not allow the fear that HIV might be as easily transmitted as the cooties were in kindergarten to shape her life.
Or maybe longer, since many hunters (or the people who cook their game) assume all wild animals are full of cooties.
Dating, Finding, & Keeping 'The One': Stuff Other Relationship Guides Won't Tell You" is a relationship guide aimed at teenagers who, due to their recent rise of hormones, are looking at the opposite sex as more than a rabid carrier of the cooties.
For the last three years, the Woodland Hills couple have been dipping into their retirement savings accounts to the tune of about $50,000 a year to provide professional swing, fox trot and tango lessons to more than 3,000 awkward, shy, fourth- and fifth-graders who live by the old adage "boys have cooties and girls bite.
Our diplomats are not going to get Shiite cooties if they are allowed to engage Iranian diplomats in regular conversation.
Since Boyer doesn't have cooties, there could only be one reason for this strange behavior: co-workers believe she's some sort of institutional spy.
I'll pray for you" means, basically, that you have cooties and they're offering to ask for cootie removal on your behalf, because obviously there's something wrong with you and your family or you wouldn't have the cooties in the first place.
But at least for boys, new research says cooties might actually be good for you.
The concern, among some lesbians, is that guys have some serious cooties that we just don't want.