n. A derivative of coot. An Old English word describing the likeness to a water fowl that at appears stupid at first, but on further inspection is highly intelligent and simply being a twat to amuse his/herself for no reason other than their own entertainment. Even if their actions are detrimental to their status amongst others
'What's up with that prick over there-I don't think he's funny'
No, he's just being a bit of a coote
. As long as it keeps him happy I'd ignore him.