pandoer

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Serbo-Croatian pandur, from bandur, from Latin banderarius ((knight) banneret).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pandoer m (plural pandoeren, diminutive pandoertje n)

  1. (originally) A member of a 18th century Habsburg imperial Croatian regiment to fight the Ottoman Turks
  2. (figuratively, from their violent reputation) A ruffian, abusive person
  3. (also in the plural: pandoeren, also a verb) The name of a card game where a player can call pandoer!

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

pandoer

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

References[edit]

  • Dr. P.A.F. van Veen e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek. De herkomst van onze woorden., Van Dale Lexicografie, 1989 [Dutch etymological dictionary, in Dutch]