Kammerjäger

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of Kammer (chamber) +‎ Jäger (hunter). The word originally meant “princely huntsman”, but was humorously reinterpreted as “exterminator” (someone who “hunts” in a private “chamber”). This reinterpretation began in German Low German and was later standardized with the humorous overtone being lost.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkamɐˌjɛːgɐ/

Noun[edit]

Kammerjäger m (genitive Kammerjägers, plural Kammerjäger)

  1. exterminator; someone practicing pest control in buildings
  2. (obsolete) personal huntsman of a prince

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