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spreekwijze etymology From spreken ‘to speak’ + wijze ‘manner’ pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. expression (colloquialism or idiom)
stalen ros {{was fwotd}} etymology Literally "steel steed". pronunciation
  • /ˌstaːlə(n) ˈrɔs/
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) bicycle
steenezel etymology From steen ‘stone’ + ezel ‘ass, donkey’.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) ass, stupid person, especially one who won't learn
  2. (obsolete, Suriname) common donkey
Synonyms: (stupid person) leeghoofd
related terms:
  • muilezel
  • lastezel
steengoed etymology From steen + goed. Probably formed by analogy with keigoed.
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) damn good, unsurpassably good
Synonyms: keigoed
stel pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. couple, pair
  2. group, set, collection
  3. (informal) a couple (of), a few
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of stellen
  2. nl-verb form of stellen
anagrams:
  • Lets, slet
sterrenstof {{wikipedia}} etymology ster + stof pronunciation
  • /ˈstɛrə(n)ˌstɔf/
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. stardust
  2. cosmic dust
  3. (slang) cocaine, coke
steun pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. support
  2. (military) backup
  3. (informal) dole, unemployment benefit
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of steunen
  2. nl-verb form of steunen
stijve pronunciation
  • /ˈstɛivə/
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adjective: {{nl-adj-form}}
  1. nl-adj form of infl
noun: {{nl-noun-adj}}
  1. (slang) stiffie, hard-on, an erect phallus; hence, an erection
stoephoer pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) cheap whore (literally, "sidewalk/pavement whore").
stofzuigerslang pronunciation
  • /ˈstɔfˌsœy̯ɣərˌslɑŋ/
etymology From {{comp}}.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. vacuum cleaner hose
Stoli
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) Stolichnaya vodka
stoot pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a jab, punch, blow
  2. (billiards) a shot
  3. a stab with a pointed object
  4. a shocking interruption of a movement, shock
  5. (informal) single penetrating movement by the penis, pertaining to sex.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) a chick (i.e. an attractive young woman)
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of stoten
  2. nl-verb form of stoten
anagrams:
  • toost
stroomomvormer etymology From stroom + omvormer.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) voltage converter, transformer
Although stroom means "current", in everyday situations it is often used to refer to any kind of electricity, including its voltage. Synonyms: transformator
related terms:
  • reisstekker
  • wereldstekker
stuk etymology From Middle Dutch stucke, stuc, from odt *stukki, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. piece
  2. play, skit
  3. (colloquial) babe, attractive person
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. broken
anagrams:
  • kust
sufkop etymology From suf + kop.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. someone who is not fully awake or alert; a sleepyhead or dreamer
  2. (mildly, derogatory) fool, idiot
Synonyms: sufferd
swa etymology From Papiamento swa.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) mate Ey swa, alles goed? — Oi mate, how you doing?
anagrams:
  • was
taart pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. pie, cake
  2. (pejorative) hag, bag
taloor
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (Belgium, informal, elder speakers) plate, dish (cutlery)
Synonyms: bord
tanken pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to fuel (to fill a fuel tank of a vehicle)
  2. (slang) To drink lots of alcohol
anagrams:
  • kanten
tengel pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) finger
tent pronunciation
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  • /tɛnt/
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. tent (for camping)
  2. a pavillion
  3. (informal) a building, especially for commercial purposes
Synonyms: (pavillion) paviljoen, (building) keet
tering etymology From teren + ing. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (dated) tuberculosis
Synonyms: tuberculose
interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (vulgar) shit! damn!
anagrams:
  • grient
tering- etymology From tering.
prefix: {{head}}
  1. (extremely, vulgar) fucking, damned
tet etymology From tiet. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) boob; tit
tiet pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) tit, breast
tig etymology From the suffix -tig used to form multiples of ten. pronunciation
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determiner: {{nl-det}}
  1. (informal) tens, dozens, lots Ik kan wel tig redenen bedenken waarom dit fout is! I can think of dozens of reasons why this is wrong!
tjo Alternative forms: tjow etymology From Italian ciao, from Venetian ciao, from Venetian s-ciao, s-ciavo, from Malayalam sclavus, related also to Italian schiavo, English Slav, slave and old Venetian (from Latin Sclavonia).
interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (slang) hello, bye
toet pronunciation
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etymology 1 Onomatopoeic.
interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. beep, honk
etymology 2
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) face (especially of a child)
toeter etymology From toet + er. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. horn, claxon
Synonyms: claxon, hoorn, (on trains) tyfoon
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) drunk
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of toeteren
  2. nl-verb form of toeteren
tokkie etymology From the Amsterdam family Ruijmgaart-Tokkie, portrayed in the 2004 Dutch documentary series Familietrots ("Family Pride"). pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (Netherlands, informal, pejorative) A lower-class person who is perceived to be unsophisticated and seen as likely to engage in antisocial behaviour.
toko pronunciation
  • /ˈtoko/
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etymology From Malay toko.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, Netherlands) shop, store, stand
Synonyms: winkel
trammelant
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) fuss, loud disturbing noise
trapslang {{wikipedia}} etymology trap ‘stair’ + slang ‘snake’ pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. ladder snake
trekken etymology From Middle Dutch trecken, from odt *trecken, from Proto-Germanic *trakjaną, causative of Proto-Germanic *trekaną, from Proto-Indo-European *dereg-. Cognate with Low German and gml trecken, Middle High German trecken, ofs trekka (> Western Frisian trekke). pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (transitive) to pull, to draw exampleDe os trekt de ploeg over de akker. The ox draws the plough across the field. exampleTrek aan het koord als je hulp nodig hebt. Pull on the rope if you need help. exampleDoor twee punten kan een rechte lijn getrokken worden. Through two points a straight line can be drawn.
  2. (transitive) to manage, to have the strength for
  3. (intransitive) to migrate
  4. (intransitive, vulgar) to jerk off, masturbate
  5. (intransitive, Belgium) to photograph, take a picture
antonyms:
  • duwen
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
trut pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) bitch
tuinslang {{wikipedia}} etymology From tuin ‘garden’ + slang ‘hose’. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. garden hose
tutje
noun: {{nl-noun-dim}}
  1. nl-noun form of dim
  2. (informal) pacifier, dummy
tuurlijk etymology Abbreviation of natuurlijk. pronunciation
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adverb: {{nl-adv}}
  1. (informal) of course
  2. (informal, sarcastic) yeah, right, sure, as if
uilskuiken etymology From uil + kuiken. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (literally, rare) owlet, owl chick
  2. (derogatory) nincompoop, birdbrain Het uilskuiken haalde de uilskuikentjes uit het nest van de uil The idiot took the owl's little chicks from the nest
Synonyms: (owl's chick) uilenjong, (nincompoop)
  • domoor, dommerik
  • ezel, ezelsveulen
  • kalf, kalverkop
  • oen
  • rund
, domoor, dommerik, ezel, ezelsveulen, kalf, kalverkop, oen, rund
uitstappen etymology uit + stappen ‘to step, to walk’ pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to get off (a vehicle or a vessel)
  2. (informal) to die
anagrams:
  • stappen uit
vaag pronunciation
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  • [vaːx]
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. vague, hazy
  2. (informal) odd, weird
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of vagen
  2. nl-verb form of vagen
vast pronunciation
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  • /vɑst/
etymology From Middle Dutch vast, from odt fast, from Proto-Germanic *fastuz; see it for cognates and further etymology.
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. firm, fast, tight
  2. fixed, not moving or changing vaste lasten fixed costs
  3. stuck, unable to get out
  4. (chemistry) in the solid state
  5. (botany) perennial
  6. (of a telephone) using a landline
adverb: {{nl-adv}}
  1. surely, certainly
  2. (informal, sarcastically) sure, yeah, right Mijn hond at mijn huiswerk. / Mijn hond heeft mijn huiswerk opgegeten.Ja, vast! My dog ate my homework. — Yeah, right!
Synonyms: zeker, zeker weten
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of vasten
  2. nl-verb form of vasten
velo etymology Borrowing from French vélo. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (Belgium informal) bicycle
related terms:
  • velodroom
anagrams:
  • love, voel
verbeterhuis etymology From verbeteren + huis. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (history) A penitentiary or other house of correction
  2. (colloquial) A reformatory (school)
Synonyms: (penitentiary) tuchthuis, (reformatory) verbeteringsgesticht, tuchtschool
verdonkeremanen etymology From ver donkere + maan. Literally "to darkmoonify". pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (somewhat, informal) to hide, to cover up
  2. (somewhat, informal) to steal, to embezzle
verkloten pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (transitive, mildly, vulgar) to fuck up
vernaaien etymology From ver + naaien.
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to adjust, to modify through sewing
  2. (vulgar) to screw up, to fuck up
Synonyms: (to screw up) verneuken
verneuken etymology From ver + neuken. pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (vulgar) to deceive
  2. (vulgar) to fuck up, to screw
Synonyms: vernaaien
verrekt pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (slang) damnedhttp://books.google.com/books?id=ilTCY6hePRkC&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=flikker+op+bugger+off&source=bl&ots=_VCIVqwMoy&sig=uKEAjPcLf-eDN468G2xhlEts3fo&hl=en&ei=NZwISvi8LY3AMs7L4aID&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1#PPA241,M1
Synonyms: verdomd, vervloekt
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of verrekken
  2. nl-verb form of verrekken
participle: {{nl-past-ptc}}
  1. nl-verb form of verrekken
anagrams:
  • vertrek
versjteren etymology From pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (slang) (transitive) To mess up.
vervloekt pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. (slang) cursed, damned
Synonyms: verdomd, verrekt
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of vervloeken
  2. nl-verb form of vervloeken
participle: {{nl-past-ptc}}
  1. nl-verb form of vervloeken
vet etymology From Middle Dutch vet, from odt *fētit, *fet, from Proto-Germanic *faitidaz, originally a past participle. Compare West Frisian fet, English fat, German feist. pronunciation
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  • /vɛt/
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. fat
  2. greasy
  3. (informal) cool Wow, vet!
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. fat
  2. grease
adverb: {{nl-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) very Hij is vet dik. He's very fat.
anagrams:
  • evt.
vlegel
etymology 1 From Middle Dutch, also vlegele, from Latin flagellum 'whipping flail'
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A flail, whipp implement; also in figurative sense
  2. A flail, thresh tool (or by extension equivalent machinery)
  3. (pejorative) A rogue, imp, rascal, scamp
Synonyms: (whipping flail) gesel, (rogue) rekel {{g2}}, schelm {{g2}}, vlegelsman {{g2}}
etymology 2 Germanic, from Middle Dutch vlegel (modern vleugel), an ablaut from vlogel 'wing'
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (anatomy) A wing
  2. (figuratively) A wing (side) of a construction or other object
Synonyms: vleugel (all senses)
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of vlegelen
  2. nl-verb form of vlegelen
volk pronunciation
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etymology From Middle Dutch volc, from odt folk, from Proto-Germanic *fulką. Compare German Volk, West Frisian folk, English folk, Danish folk.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. people, nation, tribe
  2. folk, the common people, the lower classes, the working classes André Hazes was een volkszanger.
  3. (informal, uncountable) people many individuals Was er veel volk bij de bijeenkomst? Were there a lot of people at the meeting?
Synonyms: (nation) natie, (tribe) stam, (race) ras, geslacht, (many individuals) mensen, lieden, lui
anagrams:
  • vlok
vossen pronunciation
  • (BE) /ˈvɔ.sən/
  • (NL) /ˈvɔ.sə/
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noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (Belgium, slang) to fuck
Synonyms:
vouwen pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch vouden, from odt *faldan, from Proto-Germanic *falþaną.
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. To fold.
  2. (slang) (law) To arrest.
etymology 2
noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
vreetmolen etymology From vreten + molen.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) mouth
vreten etymology From odt *fretan, from Proto-Germanic *fraetaną. Corresponds to ver + eten. pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. To eat savagely, stuff
Synonyms: eten
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) food
anagrams:
  • venter
vuisten pronunciation
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verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. (slang) To fist-fuck
noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
anagrams:
  • stuiven
vulgair etymology From French vulgaire pronunciation
  • /vʏlˈɣɛːr/
  • (Northern Dutch) [vʏlˈxɛːr]
  • (Southern Dutch) [vʏlˈʝɛːr]
  • {{audio}}
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. vulgar, obscene
  2. ordinary, banal
related terms:
  • vulgariteit
vulgariteiten
noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
vuurtoren Alternative forms: viertoren (obsolete) etymology From vuur ‘fire’ + toren ‘tower’. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a lighthouse
  2. (Netherlands) a 250 guilder banknote (before the introduction of the euro)
  3. (pejorative) a redhair, ginger
Synonyms: (redhair) roodharige, rosse, rossekop
related terms:
  • vuurbaken
  • vuursein
  • vuursignaal
  • torenwacht
  • torenwachter
  • wachttoren
waffel pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) mouth, beak Hou je waffel: shut your mouth
wasda
contraction: {{head}}
  1. (informal) contraction of wat is dat
anagrams:
  • dwaas
waterslang etymology From water ‘water’ + slang ‘slang’. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. water snake
watje etymology From watten. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun-dim}}
  1. a piece of cotton wool
  2. (derogatory) a wimp, a loser
weg etymology From Middle Dutch wech, from odt weh, weg, from Proto-Germanic *wegaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Compare Low German Weg, German Weg, Western Frisian wei, English way, Danish vej, Norwegian veg. pronunciation
  • /ʋɛx/
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. way, road
descendants:
  • Afrikaans: weg
adverb: {{nl-adv}}
  1. away
  2. gone, disappeared
  3. (slang) hammered Hij was echt weg toen ("He was really schnockered").
welvaartsspieren etymology From welvaart + -s- + spier. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) fat
werkeloos pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. having nothing to do, doing nothing; idle werkeloos toezien — to watch idly (doing nothing to help) werkeloos toezien op iets — to idly keep watch on something
  2. (informal, nonstandard) alternative form of werkloos
wijf etymology From odt *wīf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą. Compare Low German Wief, West Frisian wiif, German Weib, English wife, Danish viv. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) woman, bitch (Brabants) Da stom wijf ij me gu lige gat! - That bitch really took advantage of me!
  • The diminutive of this word has an independent meaning ("female animal").
willekeur etymology wil + -e- + keur pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) caprice, capriciousness
wip pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. hopping
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. seesaw
  2. lever on a drawbridge
  3. (informal) a short period, a jiffy
  4. (informal) sexual intercourse
Synonyms: (sex) geslachtsgemeenschap
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of wippen
  2. nl-verb form of wippen
wipkip etymology From wippen ‘to move up and down’ + kip ‘chicken’.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (informal) spring rider playing device
Synonyms: veertoestel
wippen pronunciation
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noun: {{head}}
  1. nl-noun form of pl
verb: {{nl-verb}}
  1. to play with a seesaw
  2. to overthrow
  3. to dandle, teeter dat tafeltje wipt: that table teeters
  4. to hop
  5. (informal) to have sexual intercourse
wiri etymology From Sranan Tongo.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (slang) marijuana, weed
wit pronunciation
  • /ʋɪt/
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etymology From odt *wīt with unexpected shortening of the vowel, from Proto-Germanic *hwītaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱweytos 〈*ḱweytos〉. Compare German weiß, Western Frisian wyt, English white, Norwegian hvit, Swedish vit.
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. white De wand is wit. The (inner) wall is white.
  2. legal
  3. pure, untainted
  4. (archaic) clear-lighted, not dark at all De lang gewenschte dagh verscheen, heel klaer en wit. The long-wished-for day appeared, very clear and white.
Synonyms: blank
antonyms:
  • zwart
related terms:
  • wijting
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (uncountable) white (color) Wit is alle kleuren ineens. White is all colors at once.
  2. (archaic) (short for doelwit Myn wit is Adam en zyn afkomst te bederven. (in Lucifer, by Vondel) My goal is to corrupt Adam and his origin.
  3. (slang) cocaine Heb je een halfje wit?
descendants:
  • Afrikaans: wit
verb: {{nl-verb-form}}
  1. nl-verb form of witten
  2. nl-verb form of witten
anagrams:
  • Twi
etymology 2 From Middle Dutch wit. Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *witją, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd-. Related to weten, wis and wijs. Cognate with English wit, German Witz.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (archaic) ability to think and reason
  2. (archaic) knowledge
related terms:
  • wittig, wittigen, wittiger, verwittigen
wout pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) police officer
anagrams:
  • touw
wurgslang etymology From wurgen ‘to strangle’ + slang ‘snake’. pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (zoology) A constrictor, serpent which kills prey by strangulation
antonyms:
  • gifslang
yes etymology From English yes. pronunciation
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interjection: {{nl-interj}}
  1. (colloquial) yes!
Synonyms: ja
zak pronunciation
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etymology 1 From the Latin measure saccus; cognate with sac, sack, German Sack, French sac, Old Norse sekkr, Gothic sakkus etc.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a container made of textile, leather or paper such as bag, sack, sachet and pouch
  2. a pocket Ik heb niets op zak. My pockets are empty. I haven't got a penny.
  3. (slang) a scrotum
  4. (slang, offensive) A contraction of such insults for males as klootzak or rotzak, referring to the scrotum, roughly equivalent to "asshole".
  5. (slang, offensive, obsolete) whore, cunt
etymology 2
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  1. nl-verb form of zakken
  2. nl-verb form of zakken
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  1. The action of descending; a descent
  2. A physical depression; flattened area
etymology 3 from English sack, compare etymology 1
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  1. A female gown, dress
Synonyms: japon, jurk
zat etymology From Middle Dutch sat, from odt *sat, from Proto-Germanic *sadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *seh₂- 〈*seh₂-〉. Compare German satt, West Frisian sêd, English sad, Danish sat. pronunciation
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  1. sated, full, especially with alcoholic beverage, i.e. drunk Hij kwam zat thuis. He came home drunk.
  2. having had enough, having had it up to here, fed up Ik ben het zat! I'm fed up with this!
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  1. (informal) plenty Ik heb nog zat aardappels hier. I still have plenty of potatoes here.
Synonyms: genoeg
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  1. (informal) enough Het is al erg zat dat mijn wasmachine kapot is, en nu mijn vaatwasser ook al! It's bad enough that my washing machine is broken, and now my dishwasher too!
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  1. nl-verb form of zitten
zeiken etymology From Middle Dutch seiken, seken, from odt *seiken, *sēken, from Proto-Germanic *saikijaną. pronunciation
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  • /ˈzɛi.kə(n)/
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  1. (informal) to rain Het gaat alweer zeiken. — It's going to rain again.
  2. (informal) to whine, to nag Zit niet zo te zeiken! — Stop whining like that, will you!
  3. (vulgar) to piss Hij stond tegen de muur te zeiken. — He was pissing against the wall.
anagrams:
  • kiezen
zeker weten
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  1. (informal) surely, definitely Onze afspraak kan morgen doorgaan.Zeker weten?Ja, zeker weten. Our appointment will proceed tomorrow. — Sure? — Yes, definitely. Die foto is zeker weten niet echt! That photograph definitely isn't real!
ziek etymology From odt *siok, from Proto-Germanic *seukaz. pronunciation
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  1. sick, ill
  2. (slang) sick
adverb: {{nl-adv}}
  1. (slang) very
anagrams:
  • zeik
zigeuner etymology A loanword from German; see further etymological information in the entry Zigeuner. pronunciation
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  1. (sometimes, offensive) Gypsy, member of the Roma
  2. (sometimes, offensive) gypsy, person who leads a nomadic life
See the note on Zigeuner.
zinnigheid etymology From zinnig + heid
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  1. the quality of being sensible, sensibleness; something that possesses this quality
  2. (informal) lust, desire Ik heb geen zinnigheid in deze vrouw.: I have no interest in this woman.
antonyms:
  • onzin
Zoeloe {{wikipedia}} pronunciation
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adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. Zulu (pertaining to the Zulu people, culture, or language)
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. Zulu, member of the Zulu people Sjaka, de stichter van het rijk der Zoeloes, was een groot veldheer die een terreurregime vestigde door massaslachtingen en zowel weerspannige Zoeloes als andere tegenstanders levend liet spietsen Shaka, the founder of the Zulus' empire, was a great general who established a rule of terror by massive killings and ordered both refractory Zulus and other opponents empaled alive
  2. (pejorative) primitive person, savage
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  1. The Zulu language.
zooi etymology From earlier zode, from Middle Dutch sode, from odt *sōtho, from Proto-Germanic *sauþô, from the same root as zieden. Cognate with in German Sodbrennen. pronunciation
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  1. mess, chaos
  2. (colloquial) thing, a huge quantity of stuff
  3. (archaic) something boil
zoölogie etymology First recorded in 1824; from medieval Latin zoologia, itself constructed from Ancient Greek ζþoν (zooön) ‘living creature, animal’ + λóγος (logos) ‘word, teaching’ pronunciation
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  1. (biology) The biological branch zoology, which studies the animal kingdom
  2. (colloquial) A zoo; especially the old one in Antwerp
Synonyms: (zoology) dierkunde, (zoo) dierentuin {{g2}}, zoo {{g2}}
related terms:
  • zoöloog {{g2}}
  • zoölogisch
Zuid-Afrikaans pronunciation
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  1. South African (pertaining to South Africa or South African people)
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  1. (colloquial) The Afrikaans language.
zuigen pronunciation
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  • /ˈzœy̯.ɣə(n)/
etymology From Middle Dutch sugen, from odt sūgan, from Proto-Germanic *sūganą, from Proto-Indo-European *sug-, *suk-. Compare Low German sugen, German saugen, West Frisian sûge, Danish suge. The meaning "be bad" is calqued from English.
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  1. To suck.
  2. To vacuum; to hoover.
  3. (informal) to be bad, to suck
descendants:
  • Afrikaans: suig
zullen jeuken
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  1. (reflexive, vulgar) to not give a damn Het zal me jeuken. I don't give a damn.
Synonyms: uitmaken, kunnen schelen, worst zullen wezen, aan zijn kont roesten, aan zijn reet roesten, een zorg zijn
zwabber
etymology 1 Probably the root of zwabben (from swabben 'to plod(der), drudge trough (filth)(y) (water)', cognate with to swab) + -er
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A mop, implement for clean floors etc., especially aboard a vessel
  2. Certain other nautical cleaning implements:
    1. A dradenstoffer {{g2}}
    2. A zeilveger {{g2}}
  3. (metonymy) A cabin-boy, least senior sailor (apprentice), as he (or they) must most often do chores like manning the mop
  4. A ship officer on the guard duty kuilwacht
  5. (pejorative) An irresponsible person, notably:
    1. A party animal
    2. A squanderer
    3. A drunk, who staggers (compare etymology 2)
  6. A dirty person
  7. A dirtbag
  8. (metonymy) The tail of a fish or whale
Synonyms: (boy) scheepsjongen {{g2}}; see below derived terms, (party animal) fuifbeest {{g2}}, fuifnummer {{g2}}, (squanderer) doordraaier {{g2}}, verkwister {{g2}}, (drunk) dronkenlap {{g2}}, zatlap {{g2}}, zuipschuit {{g2}}, (dirty person) smeerpoes {{g2}}
related terms:
  • gezwabber {{g2}}
  • zwabberaar {{g2}}
  • zwabbelen
  • zwabberen (verb)
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  1. nl-verb form of zwabberen
  2. nl-verb form of zwabberen
etymology 2 From zwabberen, a frequentative (alongside zwabbelen) from zwabben 'to drudge, plod(der)'
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A swaggerer, staggerer
  2. A tramp, vagrant, hobo
  3. A beggar
Synonyms: (swaggerer) zwalper {{g2}}, (tramp) landloper {{g2}}, zwerver {{g2}}, (beggar) bedelaar {{g2}}
etymology 3 Germanic, probably from English swabber, a whist term
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A form of the cards game pandoeren, without trump or points
zwanzer
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. (Belgium, informal) one who joke; a joker
related terms:
  • zwanzen
zweem pronunciation
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noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. a trace amount
  2. (informal) a tiny bit, a tinge, a whiff
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