zak

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

zak (plural zaks)

  1. (South Africa, slang) Money.
  2. Sixpence or a small amount of money.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the Latin measure saccus; cognate with sac, sack, German Sack, French sac, Old Norse sekkr, Gothic sakkus etc.

Noun[edit]

zak m (plural zakken, diminutive zakje n)

  1. a container made of textile, leather or paper such as bag, sack, sachet and pouch
  2. a pocket
    Ik heb niets op zak.
    My pockets are empty. I haven't got a penny.
  3. (slang) a scrotum
  4. (slang, offensive) A contraction of such insults for males as klootzak or rotzak, referring to the scrotum, roughly equivalent to "asshole".
  5. (slang, offensive, obsolete) whore, cunt
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

zak

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

Noun[edit]

zak m (plural zakken, diminutive zakje n)

  1. The action of descending; a descent
  2. A physical depression; flattened area
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

from English sack, compare etymology 1

Noun[edit]

zak m (plural zakken, diminutive zakje n)

  1. A female gown, dress
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