Bückling

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German[edit]

Bückling (etymology 1)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbʏklɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: Bück‧ling

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German bückinc, borrowed from Middle Low German bückink. Pertaining to Bock ‎(buck), seemingly because of the pungent smell.

Noun[edit]

Bückling m ‎(genitive Bücklings or Bücklinges, plural Bücklinge)

  1. red herring (smoke-cured herring)

Etymology 2[edit]

bücken +‎ -ling, possibly with a humorous association with Bückling (etymology 1).

Noun[edit]

Bückling m ‎(genitive Bücklings or Bücklinges, plural Bücklinge)

  1. bow
  2. (of a person) bootlicker; coward

Declension[edit]