Flasche

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German flasche, from Old High German flasca (bottle), from Proto-Germanic *flaskǭ (bottle), from *flehtaną (to plait, braid), from the practice of plaiting or wrapping bottles in straw casing.

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Flasche f (genitive Flasche, plural Flaschen, diminutive Fläschchen n or Fläschlein n)

  1. bottle; flask; flagon
    Wir hätten gern eine Flasche von dem Chardonnay und eine Flasche stilles Wasser dazu.
    We’d like a bottle of your chardonnay and a bottle of still water with it.
  2. (informal) loser; wimp; someone lacking skill or vigour

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