The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: beer

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beer pronunciation
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  • /beːr/
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etymology 1 From odt *bero, from Proto-Germanic *berô. Compare Western Frisian bear, English bear, German Bär, Danish bjørn.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. bear (large predatory mammal of the family Ursidae)
  2. (metaphor) person who is physically impressive and/or crude Wat een beer van een vent daar voorin, he? What a bear of a guy there in front, huh?
  3. (student slang) debt, credit
etymology 2 From odt *bēr, from Proto-Germanic *baizaz. Cognate with English boar.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. boar (male porcine)
  2. protective external construction, notably against ice or supporting the weight of the main
etymology 3 {{rfe}}
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. manure (excrement gathered in a pit to fertilize)

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