bølle

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish name Bøllemose, a place where a band of misbehaving boys from Copenhagen would hang out. Term coined in 1885.

Noun[edit]

bølle f, m (definite singular bølla/bøllen; indefinite plural bøller; definite plural bøllene)

  1. brute; a brutish person

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

bølle (present tense bøller; past tense and past participle bølla or bøllet)

  1. Act like a brute
  2. benignly harassing

References[edit]

  • “boelle” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk Dictionary.