Attercop

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Attercop A peevish, ill-natured person.
    • Attercop A spider. "Long-legged spinners ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n attercop A spider.
    • n attercop Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. attercoppa, a spider; «£tter, poison + coppa, head, cup