southern/redneck slang : take kindly to, appreciate; usually used in the negative form, however
Redneck 1 : I didn't cotton to the way you looked at my daughter.

Redneck 2 : I don't rightly care, I love her whether she's my mom or not.
by Homey G. June 14, 2005
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To realize or catch on to something - usually something in the past which you should have figured out at the time but didn't; Scottish slang.
She was giving all kinds of hints that she was interested in me, but I just didn't cotton on until I got home.
by Sean-say November 14, 2007
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Latin for bacon (see Natalie Tran's YouTube channel to understand)
"Now I suggest you turn off the steam on the iron and have it on cotton setting to cook the bacon, because we all know that cotton is Latin for bacon."
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come to some sort of realisation
the guy hasn't cottoned on to us stealing all his shit yet
by searchaboob April 22, 2010
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word used to describe a small piece of cotton used to draw-up your drug of choice into a syringe. this piece of cotton can be from a cigarette filter(already smoked, or not if you're lucky), from a Q-tip, or it can be pre-made and distributed at a needle exhange.
yo, i need to get some cotton to get off.
by g-ring March 27, 2007
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