klokkenluider

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic: klok (bell) +‎ -en- +‎ luider (ringer)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: klok‧ken‧lij‧der

Noun[edit]

klokkenluider m (plural klokkenluiders, diminutive klokkenluidertje n)

  1. A bell ringer, who sounds (a) bell(s), as in a church's bell tower
  2. (figuratively) An insider who comes foreward to make a scandal etc. public; a whistle-blower.

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