dass

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare dare, darest, dast.

Verb[edit]

dass (third-person singular simple present dasses, present participle dassing, simple past and past participle dassed)

  1. (archaic) To dare.
    • 1890, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Timothy's Quest, page 58:
      We all looked at one 'nother, 'n' I thought for a second somebody 'd laugh, but nobody dassed, 'n' there warn'ta sound in the room 's Aunt Beccy sot down agin' without movin' a muscle in her face.
    • 1904, Henry A. Shute, Sequil Or Things Whitch Aint Finished in the First, page 8:
      Gim scrached a line in the dirt and told Will not to dass to step over it and then Will put a chip on his sholeder and told Gim not to dass to nock it off
    • 1907, Lawrence Mott, To the credit of the sea, page 72:
      "Ay, an' lost me th' ship, 'cause I'd never dassed take her wi' only twenty barrel o' bait, 'f I'd knowed th' new law. I hain't got much money, Mr. Burberry, an' there's the missils an' kiddies to house an' dress an' feed.
    • 1907, Mabel Osgood Wright, Gray lady and the birds: stories of the bird year for home and school, page 41:
      You weren't smart to refuse; you could have had a peep inside the General's house, maybe, and I don't believe she'd dassed said a word about birds on hats, with one of the company wearing 'em!
    • 1933, Sammy Lerner, theme from Popeye the Sailor:
      "If anyone dasses to risk my fist, it's Boff! and it's Wham! Understand?"

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • daß (old spelling)
  • dat (nonstandard, colloquial, dialectal)

Etymology[edit]

Old High German daz, originally dat

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

dass

  1. (subordinating) that
    Ich habe gehört, dass du krank bist.
    I was told that you were sick.
  2. (subordinating, chiefly colloquial) so that
    Beeil dich, dass wir bald losfahren können.
    Hurry up so that we can take off soon.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (so that): damit (standard usage)

External links[edit]

  • dass in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

dass

  1. Alternative form of datt

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German das Haus or Häuschen ("The (little) house", euphemistically omitting the main word (out)house).

Noun[edit]

dass

  1. (colloquial) toilet, crapper
  2. (pejorative) a jerk
    Din dass!
    You jerk!

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of German “das Haus” (the house)

Noun[edit]

dass n

  1. (colloquial) a toilet, an outhouse; in particular used about toilets outdoors

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