zwabbergast

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zwabber (a mop) +‎ gast (knave, apprentice).

Noun[edit]

zwabbergast m (plural zwabbergasten, diminutive zwabbergastje n)

  1. A cabin-boy, junior (notably apprentice) sailor, who does most chores, such as mopping

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