weeshuis

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wees (orphan) +‎ huis (house, home)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: wees‧huis

Noun[edit]

weeshuis n (plural weeshuizen, diminutive weeshuisje n)

  1. An orphanage
    Sommige weeshuizen zijn Dickensiaanse poelen van kindermishandeling
    Some orphanages are Dickensian cesspools of child abuse

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