The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: matras

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matras pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch matrasse, matratse, from Old French materas (modern matelas), from Italian materasso (cognate with Occitan almatrac, Spanish almadraque, Portuguese almadraque), from Arabic ((al)matrah){{rfscript}}, itself perhaps from ((al)motrah){{rfscript}}
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A mattress (a firm pad on which a person can recline and sleep)
  2. By extension, a technical bedding or padding to protect something
  3. (slang, pejorative) A slut, harlot, a girl so easy that 'everybody does her'; sometimes extended to men who are promiscuous
etymology 2 From French matras, from Arabic (mathara){{rfscript}} 'leather bag'
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (obsolete) A container of several types:
    1. an alchemist's long-necked glass receiver
    2. a leather bag
    3. a urinal

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