oorvijg

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Etymology[edit]

From oor (ear) +‎ vijg (fig); it is unclear whether oorvaag etc. developed independently, from oor + the root of vegen/vagen 'to wipe', or are popular etymology from the older oorvijg, which has Germanic cognates, including German Ohrfeige, and similar vegetal-manual semantics such as vuistlook 'fist garlick'

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: oor‧vijg

Noun[edit]

oorvijg f (plural oorvijgen, diminutive oorvijgje n)

  1. A box - = cuff on the ear, painful smack on the side of the face with a flat hand

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