Gosse

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See also: gosse and gösse

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

An originally only Central and Low German word. First High German attestation in early modern German as gossen (14th century). Pertaining to gießen (to pour). Cognate to Dutch goot.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Gosse f (genitive Gosse, plural Gossen)

  1. gutter (most often as a symbol for alcoholism, homelessness, and/or other social hardships)
    in der Gosse liegen — “to lie in the gutter

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Rinnstein (more common for the literal sense)

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