steekpenning

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch steecpenninc 'bribe, alm', from the root of steken 'to stab, stimulate' (cognate with to stick and German bestechen 'to bribe') + penning 'penny, coin, cash'

Pronunciation[edit]

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Hyphenation: steek‧pen‧ning

Noun[edit]

steekpenning m (plural steekpenningen, diminutive steekpenninkje n)

  1. A bribe, corrupt payment to buy an illegitimate favor (usually used in the plural form)

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