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Synonyms for cootie

a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings

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"Every grade level had a designated 'cootie kid' and she held the title for our year.
Her whimsical Cootie Quilt is in Washington, D.C., part of the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery, home of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Art's craft and decorative art program.
When they were young they called it cooties, and they'd refuse to give me the cootie shot; as their knowledge increased, they'd blame it on bacteria, or some plague they heard about in history class.
As a retiree, he served as a post commander for Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 2872 in Athens, Ga., with the VFW's Military Order of the Cootie, and AMVETS
Henrietta's first cousin Cootie puts the entire remarkable HeLa history in stark relief: "Nobody round here never understood how she dead and that thing still livin,.
We sat along the fence and told fortunes with paper we folded into cootie catchers.
Cootie's Concert, Ben's bridge to Black, Brown and Beige.
I define this ultimate mental cootie as "the state of mind that allows fear, doubt, indecision, anxious thoughts and desperation to flourish." In addition, it can travel at the speed of thought; it will take on any shape or color to produce failure 24/7.
"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.
The editors don't shy away from terms like heteronormativity, and the "Compulsory Heterosexuality" entry can be found between the lighter topics "Coming-of-Age-Memoirs" and "Cootie Catcher." Before discovering that the chronological limits of the encyclopedia are the early 1920s to the second half of the first decade of the twenty-first century, I was a bit puzzled by the "Evans, Dale" entry.
Ten CDs for the price of a couple and the bands go alphabetically from Louis Armstrong and Charlie Barnet to Paul Whiteman and Cootie Williams.
One famous night Hamilton jammed with legends Sarah Vaughan, Frank Foster and Cootie Williams until 6am in Digbeth.
Kings Blues Cafe; Sal DeForte's Ristorante, fine-dining Italian restaurant; Cootie Browns, a southern specialty restaurant; and Toad's Place, a live entertainment, rock club.
Anybody who has fought in an oven like Iraq knows that cotton towels quickly become funky, foul "cootie farms," besides being too heavy and bulky to begin with.
Before then, the area was swamp, where Seminole Indians would hunt and gather cootie root used to produce starchy dough.