The Alternative Dutch Dictionary

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knecht etymology From odt *kneht, from Proto-Germanic *knehtaz. Cognate with German Knecht, English knight. pronunciation
  • /knɛxt/ (northern Netherlands)
  • /knɛç(t)/ (Limburg)
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. servant
  2. (by extension) assistant, -hand, employee
  3. (pejorative) flunky
Synonyms: dienaar {{g2}}, -gast {{g2}}, -jongen {{g2}}
knetter
etymology 1
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of knetteren
  2. nl-verb form of knetteren
etymology 2 From knettergek.
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (informal) crazy, mad
Synonyms: gek
knikker
etymology 1
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a marble toy
  2. various similarly shaped objects, including:
    1. a billiards ball
    2. certain seed
    3. (humorous) a head, especially a bald skull (typically in kale knikker)
  3. (by extension) a lump or stone
  4. (metonymy) (in the plural, absolutely used with definite article: de knikkers) The stake of a game, deal etc.
Synonyms: (marbles) marbel {{g2}}, stuiter {{g2}}
etymology 2 Germanic: the root of knikken 'to nod' + -er
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A nodder
related terms:
  • jaknikker {{g2}}
anagrams:
  • krikken
koekeloeren pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (informal) To look.
kolere etymology Formerly spelled colère. The modern Dutch term for the disease is cholera. Alternative forms:
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (obsolete, slang) cholera
interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (vulgar) damn! "What the fuck?"
kommen pronunciation
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noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
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  1. (Brabant, Limburg, informal) alternative form of komen
kont etymology From Middle Dutch conte, from odt *kunta, from Proto-Germanic *kuntōn. Compare English cunt. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) A butt, bum, arse
  2. (derogatory, figuratively) A ridiculous, undignified person, notably female
related terms:
  • kontlikker {{g2}}
anagrams:
  • knot
kontlikker etymology From kont ‘butt, arse’ + likker ‘licker’. Parallel to French lèche-cul. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) sycophant, arse-kisser, shameless or even slavish flatterer
Synonyms: gatlikker
kontneuken etymology kont + neuken pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) To fuck in the arse; especially said of homosexual men.
related terms:
  • kontkletser {{g2}}
  • kontkruiper {{g2}}
  • kontroffel {{g2}}
  • verneuken
kop etymology From Middle Dutch cop, probably from ll cuppa. Cognate with English cup, German Kopf. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  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
antonyms:
  • (heads) munt
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of koppen
  2. nl-verb form of koppen
koppijn pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) headache
Synonyms: hoofdpijn
kopvoddentaks etymology From kop + vod + taks. Coined by Dutch politician .
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (offensive) tax on headscarves
Synonyms: hoofddoekjesbelasting
korenslang {{wikipedia}} etymology From koren ‘corn’ + slang ‘snake’.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. corn snake
kotsen pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (informal) to vomit
Synonyms: overgeven, braken
kraker etymology From kraken 'to crack, break' + -er pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (literally) One who crack or an intrument used to crack
  2. A chiropractor
  3. A squatter
  4. (informal) a thing of good quality, a cracker Wij verwachten morgen een echte kraker in Port Elizabeth. - We expect a real cracker (of a match) tomorrow in Port Elizabeth.
related terms:
  • gekraak {{g2}}
  • kraakpand {{g2}}
anagrams:
  • rakker
kroeg etymology Possibly from gml krūch pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) a pub. We gaan gewoon naar de kroeg. — We're just going to the pub.
Synonyms: café
kukident etymology From the brandname .
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) mouth
kut etymology {{rfe}} pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) vulva, especially the vagina; cunt, pussy
  2. (brabant, invective) sexist derogatory for intensely disliked female person; cunt exampleVerdoeme ne, die stomme kut heeft me weeral liggen g'ad! Goddamnit, I let that stupid cunt take advantage of me again!
interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, hollandic) damn!
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (vulgar, slang, hollandic) not entertaining exampleNou, dat was kut. Well, that sucked.
kut- etymology From kut.
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  1. (vulgar) fucking, damned, stupid, rotten Wat een kutvoorbeeld is dit. Damn, this is a bad example.
kwaaie pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj-form}}
  1. (colloquial) alternative form of kwade, nl-adj form of infl
noun: {{nl-noun-adj}}
  1. An evil person
  2. (colloquial) Someone who can get really angry.
lak hebben aan
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to be indifferent towards, to not care about Ik heb lak aan hun kritiek. — I don't care about their critique.
Synonyms: (idiomatic) schijt hebben aan
lam pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch lamp, lam, from odt *lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz. Cognate with lamb, German Lamm.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A lamb, the young of a sheep
  2. (metonymy) The meat - or fleece/wool produce of a lamb; a dish prepared from lamb's meat
  3. (figuratively) A gentle person, especially an innocent child
etymology 2 From odt *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz. Cognate with lame, German lamm.
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. lame, unable to move, paralyzed
  2. (informal) very drunk
anagrams:
  • mal
langs pronunciation
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preposition: {{nl-prep}}
  1. along, alongside implying motion Hij liep langs de weg. He walked along the road.
  2. (Brabant, Limburg) along, alongside stationary Het bed staat langs de muur. The bed stands along the wall.
  3. past
  4. through De belangrijkste centra voor verhandeling van diamant zijn Londen (waar De Beers gevestigd is) en Antwerpen (80% van alle ruwe diamanten gaat langs Antwerpen). The most important centers for the handling of diamonds are London (where De Beers is headquartered) and Antwerp (80% of all rough diamonds go through Antwerp).
adverb: {{nl-adv}}
  1. past
anagrams:
  • glans, slang
lauw etymology From odt *lāo, from Proto-Germanic *hlēwaz. pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. lukewarm (temperature)
  2. cold, indifferent
  3. (informal) nice, relaxing
Laz pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A South-Caucasian of the area of Turkey.
  2. (slang) A Turk from any location near the Black Sea.
anagrams:
  • zal
lefgozer etymology From lef + gozer pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) brave person
lekker etymology From Middle Dutch lecker, derived from the verb lekken (Dutch likken). Cognate to German lecker, Afrikaans lekker, gml lecher, Norwegian lekker, Swedish läcker and Danish lækker. More at lick. pronunciation
  • /ˈlɛ.kər/
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  1. Having a nice taste, tasty, delectable. Het eten is weer lekker vandaag, mam! — The dinner is tasty again today, mum!
  2. Good, nice, pleasant in a more generic sense. Lekker weertje! — Nice weather!
  3. (colloquial) Hot, sexy, physically attractive. Hij is zo'n lekker ding! — He's such a hottie! Hé, lekkere meid! — Hey, sexy girl!
adjective: {{nl-adj-comp}}
  1. nl-adj form of comp
anagrams:
  • krekel
lelijk eendje
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. ugly duckling
  2. (informal) Citroën 2CV, or any other similar small car that places function over form
leuter pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) cock, prick (slang for penis)
Synonyms: lul
Limbabwe etymology {{blend}}.
proper noun: {{nl-proper noun}}
  1. (usually, pejorative) Limburg.
This word is used mostly disparagingly when trying to distance Limburg from the rest of the country (Netherlands or Belgium), due to its remote location relative to the economic centers of those countries and its supposed corruptness. However, the term is also used by Limburgers themselves to add an exotic touch to the name.
Limbo
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  1. (informal, mildly pejorative) Abbreviation of Limburger, an inhabitant of Limburg, a part of the Low Countries.
link pronunciation
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etymology 1
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. dangerous
  2. (criminal slang) sly; cunning
  3. (slang) jolly, nice
etymology 2 From English link, only since late 20th century.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. physical connection, as in a hardware cable
  2. (figuratively) logical connection, as in reason about causality
  3. hyperlink
Synonyms: (physical connection) verbinding, (logical connection) verband, (hyperlink) koppeling, verwijzing
lul pronunciation
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  • [lʏl]
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) cock, prick (slang for penis) exampleAls ik jouw mening zou willen weten, denk je dan ook niet dat ik eerst mijn lul uit je mond moet halen? If I wanted your opinion, don't you think I would take my dick out of your mouth? exampleHij glimlachte toen ik mijn hand tussen zijn dijen legde en zijn grote lul begon te wrijven. He smiled when I put my hand between his thighs and started to rub his big dick.
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of lullen
  2. nl-verb form of lullen
lulkoek etymology From lullen ‘to talk nonsense’ + koek ‘cake’. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) bullshit, poppycock, nonsense
Synonyms: gelul, kletskoek, lariekoek
related terms:
  • lulhannes
  • lullebroer
  • lulmeier
LVDH
abbreviation: {{rfc-header}} {{head}}
  1. (Internet, slang) abbreviation of Lees Verdomme De Handleiding RTFM
maarja
adverb: {{head}}
  1. (informal, speech act) anyway, anyhow, anyhoo exampleMaarja, doe ze de groeten. Anyway, say hello to them for me.
maffen pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (slang) to sleep
Synonyms: slapen
mafkees etymology From maf ‘weird’ + Kees ‘a common Dutch male name’ pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) weirdo, goofball, nutjob
Synonyms: mafketel
mafketel etymology From maf ‘weird’ + ketel ‘kettle’ pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) weirdo, goofball, nutjob
Synonyms: mafkees
majem etymology From Yiddish מים 〈mym〉. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) water, canal
makak etymology From French macaque, from Portuguese macaco, of unknown origin. Doublette with Dutch makaak.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (Belgium, derogatory) someone of Moroccan or Maghreb origin
Maneblusser etymology From maan ‘moon’ + blusser ‘extinguisher’, after an incident where the moon shining through fog was mistaken for a tower on fire. pronunciation
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  1. (humorous, Belgium) An inhabitant of the city of Mechelen, Belgium.
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mannetje pronunciation
  • /ˈmɑnətjə/
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noun: {{nl-noun-dim}}
  1. Short adult male person.
  2. The male of a species of animal or plant. Het mannetje bouwt een nest. - The male builds a nest.
  3. (informal) Man who performs odd job for money, usually without paying tax. Ik weet nog wel een mannetje dat het plafond kan schilderen. - I know this guy who can paint the ceiling.
antonyms:
  • (male animal) vrouwtje
maren pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch maren, from odt *māren, from Proto-Germanic *mērijaną. Cognate with Old High German māren. Related to mare.
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to announce, to make known
related terms:
  • vermaren
etymology 2 From maar.
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  1. (informal) to say "but", to protest
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
mazzel etymology From Yiddish מזל־טובֿ 〈mzl־twb̄〉 or מאַזאַל טוב 〈mʼazʼal twb〉, from Amsterdam Jewish population. pronunciation
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interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (slang) see you later, bye
Originally only used in Amsterdam due to the large Jewish population there, later used in more parts of the Netherlands. However, in Flanders people never use this word (some may find it even hilarious).
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. lucky, fortune Hij had mazzel. He was lucky.
Synonyms: geluk
antonyms:
  • pech
meier {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch meier, which is borrowed from Latin māior, short for maior domus.J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (historical) bailiff
etymology 2 Borrowed from Hebrew מאה 〈mʼh〉.
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  1. (Netherlands, informal) honderdje, a 100 guilder banknote, nowadys, however less frequent, used for a 100 euro banknote
mekaar etymology Contracted form of mekander pronunciation
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  1. (informal) each other
Synonyms: mekander, elkaar, elkander
melkslang {{wikipedia}} etymology melk ‘milk’ + slang ‘snake’ pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. milk snake
mens etymology From odt *mennisko, a substantivised form of the adjective *mennisk, from Proto-Germanic *manniskaz. Compare German Mensch, Swedish människa. Obsolete Dutch spelling: mensch. pronunciation
  • /mɛns/
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. person, human Ik ben ook maar een mens! I'm only human!
  2. (informal) woman Dat mens werkt me echt op de zenuwen. That woman really annoys me.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. human, man (as a species), humanity De mens is van nature een politiek dier. Man is by nature a political animal.
Synonyms: (person) persoon, (woman) sekreet, wijf
met de benenwagen
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  1. (colloquial) on foot
meuren etymology Likely an onomatopoeia. pronunciation
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  1. (Netherlands, informal) to sleep
  2. (Netherlands, informal) to reek, to stink
  3. (Netherlands, informal) to fart
mierenneuker etymology From mierenneuken + er. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative, coarse) a petty person who makes a pointless fuss about insignificant details or issues, a nitpicker
minkukel pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) An unintelligent simpleton, blockhead, dolt.
mocro
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) Moroccan
moe pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. tired, weary
This word is usually used predicatively rather than attributively. If an attributive sense is needed, most people use vermoeid. Synonyms: vermoeid
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) mother
moederhuis etymology moeder + huis. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. motherhouse, from which other monastic 'houses' are founded and/or governed
  2. (colloquial, Belgium) maternity, a specialized hospital ward for childbirth and neonatal care
moer
etymology 1 Contraction of moeder by syncope of medial /d/ (compare mede vs. mee), from Middle Dutch moeder, from odt *muodar, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (rare, archaic) mother
  2. a queen bee
  3. a female hare
  4. a female rabbit
  5. a female ferret
Synonyms: (mother) moeder, ma, mama, (queen bee) bijenkoningin, (female hare) moershaas, (female rabbit) moerkonijn
etymology 2 A shortening of moerschroef, from moer ‘mother (see etymology 1)’ + schroef ‘bolt’.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a type of fastener with a threaded hole; a nut
  2. (informal) something small and insignificant (in the phrase geen moer) Het kan me geen moer schelen. I do not care at all.
etymology 3 Contraction of moeder, a dialectal variant of modder.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. sediment formed in various alcholic drinks and vinegar; compare French: mère de vinaigre
etymology 4 From Middle Dutch moer. Related to meer. Cognate with English moor, Old English mōr.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. morass, marsh, peat
etymology 5 {{etystub}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. alternative form of muur chickweed
anagrams:
  • more, roem, Rome
moesje pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun-dim}}
  1. (colloquial) mom
moeten etymology From Middle Dutch moeten, from odt muotan, from Proto-Germanic *mōtaną. pronunciation
  • /ˈmu.tə(n)/
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (auxiliary) to have to, must Hij moet gaan. He has to go; He must go. Moest je nog werken vanavond? Did you have to work tonight?
  2. (auxiliary) should, be meant to Eigenlijk moet daar een schilderij hangen, maar het is laatst gestolen. A painting is really meant to be hanging there, but it was stolen recently. Dat moet je echt niet doen. You really should not do that.
  3. (intransitive, informal) to need to go to the toilet Ik moet heel nodig! I really need to go badly!
The past tense moest can be used in the present. In Dutch, one can ask "Moest je nog werken vanavond?" which can mean both "did you have to work tonight?" and "do you have to work tonight?". This is similar to gaan. Synonyms: (have to) verplicht zijn te, (should) zou moeten, horen
antonyms:
  • (have to, usually in negative sentences) hoeven
mof {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
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etymology 1 Shortening of moffel, from Middle French moufle, from Malayalam muffula.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. muff
  2. (plumbing) Piece to protect pipes where they are poorly connected.
etymology 2 From German Muff.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) German
  2. (obsolete) foreigner, immigrant
moffenzeef etymology From mof ‘kraut’ + zeef ‘sieve’.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (historical, somewhat, derogatory) a directional loop antenna designed to block out Nazi jamming signals while receiving radio stations from the Allies
mogolisch
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  1. (vulgar) mogool-like
mogool etymology From mongool, mogooltje (mentally impaired person; Down syndrome)
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, slang) retard (jocular), motherfucker (abusive)
Primarily used by teenagers. It is regarded as offensive by non-teens in the Netherlands. If a person suffering from Down syndrome is called a mongool, it is regarded as extremely offensive, even by teenagers. Not to be confused with mogol.
Mokum etymology From Yiddish מקום 〈mqwm〉, from Hebrew מקום 〈mqwm〉.
proper noun: {{wikipedia}} {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) The city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
mong
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) mong, shortened version of mongool.
mongool pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) A person with Down's syndrome.
motorboten pronunciation
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noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (colloquial) to motorboat
muil pronunciation
  • /mœy̯l/
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch muul, mule, from odt mūl, *mūla, from Proto-Germanic *mūlō, *mūlô.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. An animal's mouth and muzzle or snout De temmer steekt zijn hoofd in de muil van de leeuw The tamer puts his head in the lion's mouth
  2. (pejorative) A person's face
  3. (notably in muilen trekken) A funny, angry ... face one makes, facial expression
Synonyms: snuit, (person's face) gelaat {{g}}, gezicht {{g}}, smoel
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of muilen
  2. nl-verb form of muilen
etymology 2 From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mulleus 'red' (in calceus mulleus, 'red shoe' as worn by Julius Caesar)
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  1. (usually as plural diminutive muiltjes) A flat type of footwear De sprookjesprins zocht Assepoester met als enige aanwijzing haar glazen muiltje The fairytale prince looked for Cideralla with her glass slipper as only clue
etymology 3 From Middle Dutch muul, from Latin mulus
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A mule, an equine crossbreed between a stallion (horse) and a she-ass (donkey)
muilen pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (informal, Belgium) To kiss
noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
muts {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. tuque (knitted winter cap) Een muts op mijn hoofd, mijn kraag staat omhoog. Het is hier ijskoud, maar gelukkig wel droog.(Guus Meeuwis – Brabant) A tuque on my head, my collar stands high. Here it is ice-cold, but luckily enough, dry.
  2. (derogatory) a badly dressed woman
naaien {{wikipedia}} etymology From Middle Dutch naeyen, naeien, from odt *nāien, from Proto-Germanic *nēaną. pronunciation
  • /ˈnaːjə(n)/
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to sew
  2. (vulgar) to screw, to fuck, to have sex
  3. (vulgar) to screw, to screw over (someone)
Synonyms: (to fuck) neuken
related terms:
  • naald
nakie pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) nl-noun form of dim
nakkie
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) A sniff of cocaine, sometimes speed.
navigatie pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. navigation
  2. (informal) a satnav
Neerland
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  1. (colloquial, somewhat, dated) alternative form of Nederland Neerlands trots - Holland's pride
negorij pronunciation
  • [neːɣoːˈrɛi]
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) hamlet (small village)
nest etymology From Middle Dutch nest, from odt nest, from Proto-Germanic *nestaz. Cognate with English, German Nest etc. pronunciation
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  • /nɛst/
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A nest (place to hatch young, especially bird structure; snug residence; retreat; hideout; home)
  2. (colloquial) One's bed Kom uit je nest, ’t is hoogste tijd! Get out of bed, it’s late!
  3. A nasty, ill-behaving or pretentious girl. Wat een verwend nest! What a spoiled, pretentious girl! De prinses was een verwend nest, tot Zijne Majesteit haar naar een buitenlandse kostschool stuurde waar vervelende nesten van de stok krijgen The princess was a spoiled brat, till His Majesty sent her to a foreign boarding school where bitching girls get the cane
neukbaar etymology From neuken + baar. pronunciation
  • /nøːkbaːr/
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (vulgar) fuckable
neuken pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck, to screw
Synonyms: naaien, geslachtsgemeenschap hebben, (Belgium) vossen, poepen, vrijen
neukfeest etymology From neuken + feest pronunciation
  • [nøːkfeːst]
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) fuckfest
neus {{wikipedia}} etymology From Middle Dutch nose, nuese, from odt *nosa, from Proto-Germanic *nusō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *nas-, *néh₂s- 〈*néh₂s-〉. Compare West Frisian noas, English nose. pronunciation
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  • (BE) /nøːs/
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  • (NL) /nøʏ̯s/
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. nose
  2. (ethnic slur, highly offensive) Jew, kike
nicht etymology From odt *nift, from Proto-Germanic *niftiz. Cognate to German Nichte (from Low German). pronunciation
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  • /nɪxt/
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. female cousin; daughter of someone's uncle or aunt
  2. niece; daughter of someone's brother or sister
  3. niece; daughter of someone's brother- or sister-in-law
  4. (derogatory) male homosexual, a gay man
nikker pronunciation
  • /ˈnɪkər/
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etymology 1
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (mythology) A water spirit, especially one who lures (young) people to drown; a neck, nixie
Synonyms: nix
etymology 2 From English nigger.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) A nigger
noemen pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. To call, to name.
  2. To mention.
  3. (dialectal or informal) to have as one's name exampleHoe noemt gij? What's your name?
nope
etymology 1 pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of nopen
etymology 2 pronunciation
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interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (informal) nope
anagrams:
  • open
nor pronunciation
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noun: (only as singular, with definite article: de nor)
  1. (informal) Jail, prison; imprisonment
Synonyms: bajes, bak, gevangenis, lik
NSB'er pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. adherent of the or Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging.
  2. (pejorative) quisling
  3. (informal) traitor, backstabber
obsceen pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. obscene
oen Alternative forms: oene (obsolete) etymology Uncertain, probably Germanic, possibly related to loen, okkeloen or oekeloen and/or to the Frisian given name Oene pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) A nincompoop, moron, dumb person
  2. A castrated donkey
Synonyms: oelewapper {{g2}}, kalf {{g2}}, kalverkop {{g2}}, rund {{g2}}, uil {{g2}}, uilskuiken {{g2}}
offensief etymology From French offensif pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. offensive
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (competition) offensive
antonyms:
  • defensief
oliebol {{was fwotd}} {{wikipedia}} etymology From olie ‘oil’ + bol ‘ball’. pronunciation
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  • /ˈoːliˌbɔl/
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. oliebol, a traditional Dutch delicacy normally consumed on New Year's Eve or at funfair
    • 2006, Seija Berends, Over geloof hoop en liefde, Uitgeverij Kok, page 89: Een beetje onwennig zoeken ze een plaatsje aan tafel, waar Mira voor ieder een oliebol neerzet, en koffie voor Ed. Somewhat uneasily they find themselves a place at the table, where Mira places down an oliebol for everyone, and coffee for Ed.
  2. (mildly, derogatory) a dumbass, a stupid person
oma pronunciation
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  • /ˈoːma/
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) grandma, granny, nan
Synonyms: grootmoeder
onderkruipsel pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) midget
opa pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) granddaddy, granddad, grandpa, pops
Synonyms: bompa {{g2}}, grootvader {{g2}}
opdonder etymology From op + donder. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. wallop
  2. (informal, of a person, esp. in diminutive) a person of small stature, a pipsqueak Wat is dat nu weer voor een klein opdondertje? What kind of a little pipsqueak is that?
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of opdonderen
anagrams:
  • donder op
opdonderen pronunciation
  • /ˈɔpˌdɔn.də.rə(n)/, [ˈɔbˌdɔn.də.rə(n)]
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (informal) to get lost, beat it
Synonyms: oprotten, opsodemieteren, aftaaien
anagrams:
  • donderen op
oprotten pronunciation
  • /ˈɔpˌrɔt.ə(n)/
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck off, get lost, go to hell
Synonyms: opdonderen, opsodemieteren
anagrams:
  • rotten op
opsodemieteren pronunciation
  • /ˈɔp.soː.dəˌmi.tə.rə(n)/
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck off, get lost, go to hell
Synonyms: opdonderen, oprotten
anagrams:
  • sodemieteren op
opzouten etymology op + zouten
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (transitive) to salt up, to pickle
  2. (transitive) to bottle up, to hold in, to not express
  3. (intransitive, slang) to get lost, to go away
anagrams:
  • zouten op
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