blaffen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch, cognate with baffen, bassen, either from Sanskrit (bhash) or a direct onomatopoeia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

blaffen

  1. Plural form of blaf

Verb[edit]

blaffen (past singular blafte, past participle geblaft)

  1. (intransitive) To bark, like a canine and certain others species
  2. (intransitive) To shout rudely etc.
  3. (intransitive) To grumble, notably said of a hungry stomach
  4. (intransitive) To utter pointless sounds, e.g. protest or argue in vain

Conjugation[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to bark, like a canine) bassen

Derived terms[edit]