huilebalk

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

root of huilen + root of balken

Noun[edit]

huilebalk m (plural huilebalken, diminutive huilebalkje n)

  1. A crybaby, a child that weeps often and long
  2. (by extension) Any weepy person, regardless of age
    Bart is zo'n huilebalk, z'n tranen vloeien zodra pa een hand opheft om hem een tik te geven, terwijl pa z'n grote broers zelfs huilebalken noemt als die snikken na een dracht stokslagen
    Bart is such a cry-baby, his tears flow as soon as dad lifts a hand to smack him, while pa calls his brothers cry-babies even when they sob after a load of cane cuts
  3. A type of round felt hat with a wide, soft rim

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Verb[edit]

huilebalk

  1. first-person singular present indicative of huilebalken
  2. imperative of huilebalken