The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: kop

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Entry definition

kop etymology From Middle Dutch cop, probably from ll cuppa. Cognate with English cup, German Kopf. pronunciation
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  1. cup (for drinking)
  2. (metonymic) A cup's content, a helping of beverage (especially warm) served in a cup Nog een kopje thee? (Do you want) another cup of tea?
  3. animal's head (except usually horses) Buldogs hebben een angstaanjagende kop. Bulldogs have a scary head.
  4. (informal, sometimes, derogatory) human head Hou je kop! Shut up!
  5. (colloquial, by extension) A (male) human. Wat een kwaaie kop! Now that's an angry guy!
  6. The head of a nail, pin etc. Je slaat de spijker op de kop. You hit the nail on the head.
  7. The front, the lead, e.g. in a race; charge, control. De underdog ligt op kop. The underdog is in the lead.
  8. Heading of a piece of text
  9. Newspaper headline
  10. Heads, the side of a coin or banknote on which a head may be print.
  • It is considered impolite to refer to someone’s head with kop as that word normally only refers to the head of animals, although for horses, which are considered noble animals, hoofd is generally used.
Synonyms: (cup) mok (Northern), tas (Flemish), (head) hoofd, (coin side) beeldenaar
  • (heads) munt
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  1. nl-verb form of koppen
  2. nl-verb form of koppen

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