• (GA)
    • IPA: /ˈkɑtɪdʒ/, [ˈkɑɾɪdʒ]
    • (weak vowel) IPA: /ˈkɑtədʒ/, [ˈkɑɾədʒ]
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒtɪdʒ/

cottage (plural cottages)

  1. A small house.
    Synonyms: cot, hut
  2. 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.
  3. (UK, slang, archaic) A public lavatory.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:bathroom
  4. (Polari) A meeting place for homosexual men.
    Synonyms: gingerbread office, tea room, tearoom, teahouse, tea house
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cottage (cottages, present participle cottaging; past and past participle cottaged)

  1. To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
  2. (intransitive, Polari, of men) To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.

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