The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: jongen

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jongen etymology From jong. Cognate with German Jungen. pronunciation
  • (BE) /ˈjɔ.ŋə(n)/ {{audio}}
  • (NL) /ˈjɔ.ŋə(n)/ {{audio}}
  • {{hyphenation}}
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A boy, any male kid
  2. (in the plural: jongens) Members of a male 'peer' group, e.g. a military unit
  3. (slang, used in the vocative) A dude, a colloquial term of address for a man
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  1. nl-noun form of pl
related terms:
  • jongeman {{g2}}
  • jongeheer {{g2}}
  • jongere {{g2}}
  • jonkheer {{g2}}, jonker {{g2}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (intransitive) To give birth, have offspring, i.e. deliver one or more young
  2. (figuratively, intransitive) To multiply, grow

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