Ohrfeige

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ohr 'ear' + Feige 'fig' (also homonym of feige 'cowardly, lazy')

perfectly parallel to the cognate Dutch oorvijg

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʔoːɐ̯ˌfaɪ̯ɡə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Ohrfeige f (genitive Ohrfeige, plural Ohrfeigen)

  1. A box on the ear, cuff on the ear
  2. (figuratively) slap in the face

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