Fetzen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German vetze (rag, tatters). Cognate with Old Norse fǫt (clothes), Portuguese fato (clothing), Spanish hato.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Fetzen m (genitive Fetzens, plural Fetzen)

  1. scrap, rag (torn piece of fabric or paper)
  2. rags (tattered clothing)
  3. (colloquial) low-quality, ill-fitting clothing
  4. (Austria, dated) work apron
  5. (Austria, colloquial) cleaning cloth, dustcloth
  6. (Austria, chiefly Tyrol, slang) a bad grade in school

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fetzen in Kluge's Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, 1891

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