Fussel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German visel m., f. The modern form with -u- is a Central German variant. Further origin unknown. Probably related to Faser. Compare in particular Dutch vezel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊsl̩/, /ˈfʊsəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Fussel m, f, n (genitive Fussels or Fussel or Fussels, plural Fusseln)

  1. fluff, lint of fabric, wool, etc.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some dictionaries give the word as exclusively or chiefly feminine, but the masculine gender seems now predominant.

Declension[edit]

Masculine
Feminine
Neuter

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