The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: parasiet

Android app on Google Play

Entry definition

parasiet {{wikipedia}} etymology From Latin parasitus. pronunciation
  • {{audio}}
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (biology) parasite Luizen, vlooien en andere vampiers zijn bloedergerlijke parasieten Lice, flees and other vampires are bloody annoying parasites
  2. (figuratively, pejorative) parasite, someone who relies on others to get things done. Werkloze steuntrekkers worden vaak parasieten genoemd Unemployed dole-drawers are often called parasites
Synonyms: (someone who relies on others) tafelschuimer
related terms:
  • parasitair
  • parasiteren
  • parasitologie

All Languages

Languages and entry counts