hellegebroed

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic: from hel 'hell' + gebroed 'spawn' (from ge- + the root of broeden 'to brood', cognate with breed)

Noun[edit]

hellegebroed n (uncountable)

  1. (literally) Hellspawn, (a) creature(s) from hell
  2. (figuratively) The worst, vilest, most vicious, fiendish or monstruous
    De rebellen gedroegen zich als echt hellegebroed, een orgie van zinloos geweld
    The rebels behaved as utter scum, an orgy of senseless violence

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