Bäuerchen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔʏ̯ɐçən/
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Etymology 1[edit]

Bauer +‎ -chen

Noun[edit]

Bäuerchen n (genitive Bäuerchens, plural Bäuerchen)

  1. diminutive of Bauer

Etymology 2[edit]

From an onomatopoeia for burping like English burp itself. This form *bur (or similar) was then associated, possibly at first in a non-diphthongizing dialect, with the word Bauer (“farmer”, etymology 1 above), partly due to the perception of farmers as unmannered people. See the same in Dutch boer (farmer; burp).

Noun[edit]

Bäuerchen n (genitive Bäuerchens, plural Bäuerchen)

  1. the burp or slight vomit of a baby
  2. (rare or humorous) an instance of burping or vomiting by an adult

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