The Alternative Danish Dictionary

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Colourful extracts from Wiktionary. Slang, vulgarities, profanities, slurs, interjections, colloquialisms and more.


abekat etymology abe ‘a monkey, an ape’ + kat ‘cat’
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (childish) A monkey (animal)
  2. (informal) A mischievous and uncivilized person, behaving like a monkey.
  3. (offensive, archaic) A dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent.
Synonyms: (animal) abe, primat, (uncivilized person) bavian, svin, (dark-skinned, derogatory) nigger, (dark-skinned, now offensive) neger, (dark-skinned, neutral) sort, farvet, afrikaner
amagerkaner etymology Imitation of amerikaner. pronunciation
  • [ɑmɑˈkæːˀnɐ] or [ɑˌmɑːˈkæːˀnɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (humorous) person from Amager
baby {{wikipedia}} etymology Borrowed from English baby.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. A baby, an infant.
  2. (slang) An attractive young female.
Synonyms: spædbarn
etymology 1 From Old Norse bak.
adverb: {{head}}
  1. behind
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (anatomy) behind, bottom, butt, buttocks
  2. seat (part of clothing)
Synonyms: (behind) bagdel, ende, røv (informal), (seat) buksebag
preposition: {{head}}
  1. behind
etymology 2 Verbal noun of bage.
noun: {{head}}
  1. pastry
Synonyms: bagværk
verb: {{head}}
  1. imperative of bage
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (informal) drunkenness, inebriation
  2. (informal) a person in a state of inebriation
Synonyms: (drunkenness) rus, kæfert
brunstig etymology From brunst + ig.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. rutting
  2. in heat, on heat
  3. (informal) horny, randy
Synonyms: (animals) parrelysten, (people) liderlig
bøf etymology A short form of , from English beefsteak and French bœuf. pronunciation
  • /bøf/, [b̥øf]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. beefsteak, steak
  2. hamburger, patty
  3. (informal) muscle
  4. (informal) beefy guy
  5. (informal) goof mistake or error
  6. (rare) large flat chocolate-coated marshmallow treat
Synonyms: (hamburger) hakkebøf, (goof) bommert, brøler
bøsserøv etymology From bøsse ‘gay’ + røv ‘ass’.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) Gay-ass.
etymology 1 See dale. pronunciation
  • /daːlər/, [ˈd̥æːˀlɐ]
verb: {{head}}
  1. present tense of dale
etymology 2 This term spread through Europe between 1500 and 1600, originally a reference to coins minted in Joachimstal. Late gml or early modern German Low German loaned the word (dāler) to Danish, having acquired it from late Middle High German. pronunciation
  • /daːlər/, [ˈd̥æːlɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. taler Germanic unit of currency used between the 15th and 19th centuries
  2. (slang) two kroner
das etymology Borrowing from German das, an euphemistic contraction of das Haus or das Häuschen.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) privy, outhouse
date etymology From English date.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (informal) a date meeting with a lover or potential lover
  • /deɪt/
  • {{rhymes}}
Synonyms: stævnemøde, rendezvous
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (informal) to date
  • /deɪte/
  • {{rhymes}}
epic etymology From English epic, from Latin epicus, from Ancient Greek ἐπικός 〈epikós〉, from ἔπος 〈épos〉. pronunciation
  • /ˈɛpɪk/, da
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, slang, informal) Extending beyond the usual or ordinary; extraordinary, momentous, great. Det var virkeligt epic.
Synonyms: episk
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (slang) five kroner
fisse pronunciation
  • {{audio}}
  • /fisə/, [ˈfisə]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. pussy slang: female genitalia
  2. (uncountable, vulgar, neuter gender) pussy vulgar: sexual intercourse with a woman
Synonyms: kusse {{g}}
fjeldabe etymology fjeld〈mountain〉 + abe〈ape, monkey〉
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) Norwegian
fjæs etymology From English face, with an added 'j' to sound pejorative. pronunciation
  • /fjɜs/, [fȷ̊ɜˀs]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (informal, pejorative) face
Synonyms: ansigt
flimmerkasse etymology From flimmer ‘flicker’ + kasse ‘box’. pronunciation
  • /flemərkasə/, [ˈflemˀɐˌkʰasə]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (slang) goggle box television set
  2. (slang) television collectively, the programs broadcast via the medium of television
Synonyms: fjernsyn, (formal) fjernsynsapparat, (short form) flimmer, tv, (formal) tv-apparat
frikadelle etymology From German Frikadelle, from Italian frittella. Perhaps also influenced by French fricandeau. pronunciation
  • /frekədɛlə/, [fʁeɡ̊əˈd̥ɛlə] or /frikədɛlə/, [fʁiɡ̊əˈd̥ɛlə]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. meatball
  2. doughnut, cinnamon bun hair style
  3. ham actor with an exaggerating style
Synonyms: (meatball) (short form) delle, (informal) frikadunse
fæces {{wikipedia}} etymology From Latin faecēs, nominative plural of faex. pronunciation
  • /fɛːsəs/, [ˈfɛːsəs]
noun: {{head}}
  1. (formal) faeces, feces
Synonyms: afføring, ekskrementer {{g}}, (informal) , lort,
fætter etymology From Old Danish , from gml vedder. Compare German Vetter, Old English fædera, Latin patruus, Ancient Greek πάτρως 〈pátrōs〉. pronunciation
  • /fɛtər/, [ˈfɛd̥ɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. a male cousin (son of one's parent's sibling)
  2. (informal) fellow, chap
coordinate terms:
  • kusine
fødselsdag etymology From fødsel ‘birth’ + dag ‘day’. pronunciation
  • /føsəlsdaː/, [ˈføsəlsˌd̥æːˀ]
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. birthday (occasion and date of birth)
Synonyms: (humorous, archaic) geburtsdag
related terms:
  • tillykke med fødselsdagen
gnom etymology Compare English gnome. pronunciation
  • /ɡnoːm/, [ɡ̊noːˀm]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. gnome
  2. (derogatory) midget, runt
Synonyms: mandsling
gryn {{wikipedia}} etymology From Old Norse grjón. pronunciation
  • /ɡryːn/, [ɡ̊ʁyːˀn]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. grain
  2. grits
  3. groat
  4. meal (coarse-ground edible part of various grains)
  5. (slang) dough (money)
gulerod etymology From gul ‘yellow’ + rod ‘root’. pronunciation
  • /ɡuləroːd/, [ˈɡ̊uləˌʁoːˀð], [ˈɡ̊uləˌʁoðˀ]
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. carrot (orange root vegetable)
  2. (slang) finger (usually plural)
  3. incentive (something that motivates)
In compounds: gulerods-.
gummi pronunciation
  • /ɡɔmi/, [ˈɡ̊ɔmi]
noun: {{head}}
  1. (uncountable) rubber pliable material derived from the sap of the rubber tree
  2. (uncountable) gum sticky substance exuded by certain plants
  3. (informal, countable) rubber condom {{g}}
hejsa etymology From German heisa.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. Used as an informal and relaxed greeting.
hund pronunciation
  • /hun/, [hunˀ]
etymology 1 From Old Norse hundr, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱwn̥tós 〈*ḱwn̥tós〉, from *ḱwṓ 〈*ḱwṓ〉.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. dog
  2. hound
etymology 2 A shortening of hundredkroneseddel.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (informal) hundred a hundred kroner bill
From German: hund means dog {the nose expert} From Albanian: hunde means nose
ikke sandt
phrase: {{head}}
  1. isn't it so
Synonyms: (informal) ikke?
jeiner pronunciation
  • /jaɪna(ː)r/, [ˈjɑɪ.nɐ]
  • {{rhymes}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, rare, friendly) a weirdo; a person behaving or acting abnormally or weirdly
The rough translation is "weirdo", though this term is used differently than the Danish term. "Jeiner" generally points towards indicating the speaker's opinion regarding an act of the object, an act being discussed in the conversation. E.g. person A has broken a window, where-after person B in a conversation regarding the previous act, calls person A a "jeiner". This title is based upon the topic of the conversation; i.e. not necessarily taking into account the person's everyday behaviour.
related terms:
  • jeine
jøde pronunciation
  • /jøːdə/, [ˈjøːðə], [ˈjøːð̩]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. Jew
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (slang) steal
klam etymology From gml klam.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. uncomfortably damp and cold
  2. (figurative, informal) unpleasant, repulsive
koloenorm Alternative forms: kolonorm etymology A blend of kolossal and enorm. {{defdate}} pronunciation
  • /koloenɔrm/, [kʰoloeˈnɑːˀm]
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (informal) ginormous (see )
kusse pronunciation
  • /kusə/, [ˈkusə]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (slang) pussy female genitalia
  2. (uncountable, vulgar, neuter gender) pussy sexual intercourse
Synonyms: fisse {{g}}
kælling etymology From Old Norse kerling, from karl. pronunciation
  • /kɛlenɡ/, [ˈkʰɛleŋ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. cow derogatory: a despicable woman
  2. bitch a spiteful woman
  3. hag an ugly old woman
  4. wife
Synonyms: (spiteful woman) strigle, shrew, hag, bag, bitch, (wife) madamme
lort pronunciation
  • /lort/, [ˈloɐ̯ˀd]
interjection: {{head}}
  1. crap, shit (See )
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. turd (a piece of excrement)
  2. (vulgar, pejorative) jerk, bastard
Synonyms: (a piece of excrement) , (bastard) skid, skiderik
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. crap, shit (See )
  2. (informal) muck, rubbish (See and )
  3. (informal) rubbish, drivel (See )
Synonyms: (feces) afføring, ekskrementer, (trash) bras, skidt, (nonsense) pis, gas
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (childish) pussy (informal: cat)
Synonyms: mis {{g}}
nakkeost etymology From nakke ‘neck’ + ost ‘cheese’. pronunciation
  • /nakəɔst/, [ˈnɑɡ̊əˌɔsd̥]
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) cock cheese, knob cheese, smegma
Synonyms: smegma
neger etymology From French nègre, from Spanish negro, from Latin niger. pronunciation
  • /neːjər/, [ˈneːjɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (now, offensive) a dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent
  2. a ghostwriter
The term neger is now generally considered offensive; in its place, the term sort (black) is preferred. Synonyms: (dark-skinned, derogatory) nigger, abekat, (dark-skinned, neutral) sort, farvet, afrikaner, (ghostwriter) ghostwriter
nettet etymology Short form of internettet.
noun: nettet (only used in singular definite)
  1. (informal) the internet
Synonyms: internet
nigger {{wikipedia}} etymology From English nigger. pronunciation
  • [ˈneɡ̊ʌ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, derogatory, offensive, rare) nigger; A dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent.
Synonyms: (dark-skinned, derogatory) abekat, (dark-skinned, now offensive) neger, (dark-skinned, neutral) sort, farvet, afrikaner
noun: {{head}} {{g}}
  1. plural indefinite of nosse
  2. (slang) balls
verb: {{head}}
  1. present tense of nosse
etymology 1 From ny.
adverb: {{head}}
  1. recently, just now
etymology 2 Verbal noun to nyse, from Old Norse hnjósa.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. sneeze
related terms:
  • nyse {{pos_v}}
verb: {{head}}
  1. imperative of nyse
etymology 3 From Old Norse njósn, nýsa.
noun: {{head}}
  1. få nys om: get wind of
etymology 4 From kys.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (childish) kiss
perker etymology Most likely a mix between the words perser and tyrker. pronunciation
  • /pɛrkər/, [ˈpʰæɐ̯ˀɡ̊ɐ], [ˈpʰæɐ̯ɡ̊ɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) wog, Paki (A derogatory word used against people of another ethnic background, mostly Middle Eastern people.)
etymology 1 Germanic, cognate with Dutch, see below pronunciation
  • /pek/, [pʰeɡ̊]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) A cock, prick, penis
etymology 2 Verbal noun to pikke, from Old Norse pikka, pjakka. pronunciation
  • /pik/, [pʰiɡ̊]
  • {{homophones}}
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. peck (like a bird's peck)
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. A male plower, who plow land with a plough.
  2. (slang) five hundred kroner
pule pronunciation
  • /puːlə/, [ˈpʰuːlə]
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (informal) fuck to have sexual intercourse
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. sausage, banger
  2. (childish) poop excrement Jeg lavede en pølse på wc.
etymology 1 From Old Norse rauf from the verb rjúfa (whence the Icelandic rauf and rjúfa respectively). pronunciation
  • /røv/, [ʁɶwˀ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) a bum, an arse, an ass{{jump}} Kys min røv! Kiss my ass!
Synonyms: {{jump}} ende {{g}}, numse {{g}}, rumpe {{g}}
  • /røːv/, [ʁœ̞wˀ]
etymology 2 See røve.
verb: {{head}}
  1. form of imperative
røvhul etymology From røv ‘ass’ + hul ‘hole’. pronunciation
  • /rœvhɔl/, [ˈʁɶwˌhɔl]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) anus, arsehole (UK), asshole (US)
  2. (vulgar, pejorative) dislikable person, asshole (US), arsehole (UK), prick
Synonyms: (anus) endetarmsåbning, numsehul, (mean or rude person) lort, skiderik
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (vulgar): assfuck (to engage in anal intercourse)
sexet pronunciation
  • /sɛksəd/, [ˈsɛɡ̊səð]
adjective: {{head}}
  1. sexy having sexual appeal
  2. (informal) sexy very attractive or appealing
Synonyms: (having sexual appeal) sexy, (very attractive or appealing) hip, hot, smart, trendy
sild pronunciation
  • [silˀ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. herring
  2. (slang) a young (especially attractive) woman
skid etymology From Old Norse skítr, from Proto-Germanic *skītaz. Compare Swedish and Norwegian skit, Icelandic skítur, Dutch schijt, English shit. pronunciation
  • /skid/, [sɡ̊ið̞ˀ]
noun: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) shit (little bit, iota) Denne mand hjælper ikke en skid. "That man isn't helping a bit"
related terms:
  • skide
Synonyms: lort
slang {{wikipedia}} etymology Borrowed from English slang.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. Language outside of conventional usage, slang.
slange {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. A snake, a serpent.
  2. A tube, a hose.
  3. A spiteful woman, a cat.
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. To snake, to slither.
verb: {{head}}
  1. past tense of slange
Slangen {{wikipedia}} etymology From slangen, meaning the snake.
proper noun: {{head}}
  1. Serpens.
etymology 1 See slange.
noun: {{head}}
  1. singular definite of slange
etymology 2 See slang.
noun: {{head}}
  1. singular definite of slang
etymology 1 See slange.
noun: {{head}}
  1. genitive singular definite of slange
etymology 2 See slang.
noun: {{head}}
  1. genitive singular definite of slang
noun: {{head}} {{g}}
  1. plural indefinite of slange
verb: {{head}}
  1. present tense of slange
noun: {{head}} {{g}}
  1. plural definite of slange
noun: {{head}} {{g}}
  1. genitive plural definite of slange
noun: {{head}} {{g}}
  1. genitive plural indefinite of slange
noun: {{head}} {{g}}
  1. genitive singular indefinite of slange
etymology 1 See slange.
verb: {{head}}
  1. past participle of slange
etymology 2 See slang.
noun: {{head}}
  1. singular definite of slang
noun: {{head}}
  1. genitive singular definite of slang
noun: {{head}}
  1. genitive singular indefinite of slang
sludder pronunciation
  • /sludər/, [sluðˀɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. talk conversation
  2. chat informal conversation
Synonyms: hyggesnak, passiar
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. nonsense, rubbish
  2. drivel, guff
Synonyms: vrøvl, vås
so etymology From Old Norse sýr, from Proto-Germanic *sūz, from Proto-Indo-European *sū-.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. sow
  2. (pejorative) slut
spiller {{wikipedia}}
etymology 1 From spille + er. pronunciation
  • /spelər/, [ˈsb̥elɐ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. player one who plays any game
  2. gambler
  3. gamer
  4. player dramatic actor
  5. player who plays on a musical instrument
  6. (slang) an act of masturbation
Synonyms: (gambler) gambler, (dramatic actor) aktør, skuespiller, (who plays on a musical instrument) musiker
etymology 2 See spille.
noun: {{head}}
  1. plural indefinite of spille
verb: {{head}}
  1. present tense of spille
stendød etymology From sten ‘stone’ + død ‘dead’. pronunciation
  • /steːndød/, [ˈsd̥eːnˈd̥øðˀ]
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (informal) stone dead unquestionably dead
Synonyms: død som en sild
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (slang) hard-on
svans etymology From either gml swans or German Schwanz. pronunciation
  • /svans/, [svanˀs]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (slang, pejorative) homosexual (gay man)
  2. (slang) penis
  3. (rare) tail
sveder pronunciation
  • /sveːdər/, [ˈsveːðɐ]
etymology 1 See svede.
verb: {{head}}
  1. present tense of svede
etymology 2 From svede + er.
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (informal) detention after school
Synonyms: eftersidning
syg etymology From Old Norse sjúkr.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. sick
  2. ill
  3. diseased
  4. (slang) wicked
noun: {{head}}
  1. (informal) sis, shortened form of søster ("sister")
noun: {{head}}
  1. genitive singular indefinite of
telefon etymology From {{confix}}. pronunciation
  • /teləfoːn/, [tˢeləˈfoːˀn]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. telephone an electronic device used for two-way talking with other people
  2. phone number, telephone number digits assigned to a telephone, abbreviated tlf.
  3. call, phone call, telephone call
Synonyms: (device) (slang) knogle, (phone number) telefonnummer
toiletpapir etymology From toilet + papir ‘paper’. pronunciation
  • /tɔi-/, /toalɛtpapiːr/, [tˢʌi-], [tˢoaˈlɛd̥ˌpʰaˌpʰiɐ̯ˀ], [tˢʌi-], [tˢoaˈlɛd̥ˌpʰɑˌpʰiɐ̯ˀ]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. toilet paper paper to clean oneself after defecation or urination
Synonyms: (informal) lokumspapir, wc-papir
torsk {{wikipedia}} etymology From Old Norse þorskr. pronunciation
  • /tɔːrsk/, [tˢɒːsɡ̊]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. cod, codfish
  2. (pejorative) ass, fool
tyskertøs etymology From tysker ‘German’ + tøs ‘girl’. pronunciation
  • /tyskərtøːs/, [ˈtˢysɡ̊ɐˌtˢøːˀs]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) a woman who had a relationship with a German soldier during World War II
Synonyms: tyskerpige
tønde etymology From Old Danish tynnæ, from Old Norse tunna or gml tunne. pronunciation
  • [ˈtˢønə]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. barrel
  2. (informal) toilet
vulgær etymology From French vulgaire, from Latin vulgāris, from vulgus. pronunciation
  • /vulɡɛːr/, [vulˈɡ̊ɛːˀɐ̯]
adjective: {{head}}
  1. vulgar
related terms:
  • vulgarisere
  • vulgarisering
  • vulgaritet
æde etymology From Old Norse eta, from Proto-Germanic *etaną, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- 〈*h₁ed-〉. pronunciation
  • {{audio}}
  • /ɛːdə/, [ˈɛːð̞ə]
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (animals) eat
  2. (vulgar, of people) pig out, gorge
  3. erode, eat away
  4. eat up
  5. (informal) win, defeat, vanquish
This verb is considered informal (or vulgar) when used to refer to people. The verb spise is preferred in more normal contexts when referring to people. Synonyms: (eat) spise, (erode) gnave
ølmave etymology From øl ‘beer’ + mave + belly. Compare Swedish ölmage. pronunciation
  • /ølmaːvə/, [ˈølˌmæːvə]
noun: {{da-noun}}
  1. beer belly protruding abdomen
Synonyms: (slang) bodegamuskel, (informal) ølvom
ånde ud etymology ånde ‘to breathe’ + ud ‘out’
verb: {{da-verb}}
  1. (biology) to exhale, to breathe out
  2. (informal) to relax
  3. (informal) to take the last breath, to die
At "ånde ud" can be used to describe the final breath but in this sense at "udånde" is more accurate. Synonyms: (breathe out) ånde, (relax) puste ud, slappe af, (last breath) udånde,

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