Aussteuer

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Middle High German ūzstiuren ‎(to equip, furnish). Analysable as aus- +‎ Steuer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯sˌʃtɔʏ̯ɐ/

Noun[edit]

Aussteuer f ‎(genitive Aussteuer, plural Aussteuern)

  1. dowry, usually restricted to household goods given to the bride
    Willst du nicht diese hübsche Decke haben, die ich im Schrank gefunden hab? Dann hast du schon mal was für die Aussteuer.
    Don’t you want this nice tablecloth I found in the cupboard? So you’ll already have something for your dowry.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is now used more often than not in a jocular tone, as above.
  • For more see Mitgift.

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