kiekendief

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kieken (chicken) +‎ dief (thief).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

kiekendief m (plural kiekendieven, diminutive kiekendiefje n)

  1. (literally) A chicken thief, who steals fowl
    Nuttige roofdieren worden al te vaak als kiekendieven door boeren verdelgd
    Useful predators are all too often extreminated by farmers as 'chicken thiefs'
  2. (zoology) The predatory bird species chicken hawk