rietje

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Noun[edit]

rietje n (plural rietjes)

  1. Diminutive of riet
  2. (euphemistic) cane, hickory, or other stick used for corporal punishment
    Telkens Meneer het rietje greep werd het muisstil en voelden de schoolbanken keihard aan.
    Every time Sir reached for the cane, it become earily quiet and the school benches felt awfully hard.
  3. drinking straw

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