griet

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

An onomatopoeia.

Noun[edit]

griet m (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. alternative form of grutto (the bird godwit)

Etymology 2[edit]

From the Dutch girl's name Margriet, cognate with English Margaret.

Noun[edit]

griet f (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. (informal) girl, (young or any) female, often derogatory: broad

griet m (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. short for margriet, an apple variety
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

An euphemistic alteration of god (god) in curse words, to remove the blasphemous nature.

Noun[edit]

griet m (uncountable)

  1. euphemism for God, notable as an alternative for blasphemous cursing

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

griet f (plural grieten, diminutive grietje n)

  1. Rhombus vulgaris, brill a fish species

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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