Ölauge

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Öl (oil) +‎ Auge (eye). The racial slur is probably due to the often slightly yellowish sclera in dark-skinned people.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈøːlˌ(ʔ)aʊ̯ɡə/
  • Hyphenation: Öl‧au‧ge
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Noun[edit]

Ölauge n (genitive Ölauges, plural Ölaugen)

  1. a glazed opening in a container used to control the latter’s fill level
  2. (derogatory, offensive) wog (dark-skinned person, typically of North African, Middle Eastern or Central Asian descent)

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