dräng

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Danish dreng. Cognates include Föhr-Amrum North Frisian dring.

Noun[edit]

dräng m (plural dränge)

  1. (Mooring dialect) boy

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to Svenska Akademiens ordbok from the Proto-Norse dränger (young) man; boy; servant). From Old Norse drengr (boy; log, pole). See also Danish dreng (boy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dräng c

  1. A hired agricultural worker; farmhand.
    Efter skörden bjöd man drängarna på öl och nybakt kornbröd.
    "After the harvest the farmhands were treated to beer and fresh baked barley bread."
  2. A person hired to do menial or questionable tasks; goon, lackey, stooge.
    Din far en av hemliga polisens betalda drängar.
    "Your father was one of the stooges of the secret police."
  3. (archaic) Male person who has not yet reached manhood.

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