Zopf

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German zoph (lock). Cognate to German Topp, Dutch top, English top.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tsɔpf/, [tsɔpf], [tsɔpɸ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Zopf m (genitive Zopfes or Zopfs, plural Zöpfe)

  1. plait; pigtail; ponytail (any long bundle of hair, braided or not)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some speakers may consider it more correct to include only braided plaits in the term, but this is by no means the general rule.

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Zopf in Duden online