The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: tronie

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Entry definition

tronie {{was fwotd}} pronunciation
  • /ˈtroː.ni/
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etymology From Middle Dutch troenie, from Middle French trogne.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang, Netherlands) a face, especially one with an unpleasant or unprepossessing look or expression boeventronie crook's face
    • 2003, , Een schitterend gebrek, De Arbeiderspers, Amsterdam – Antwerpen, p. 226 Deze redding, dacht ik, heb ik dus aan die tronie van mij te danken. This salvation, I thought, is due to this mug of mine.
Synonyms: gezicht, gelaat, test, facie
descendants:
  • Afrikaans: tronie

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