Kartoffel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From older Tartuffel or Tartüffel (18th c.), from Italian tartufolo, diminutive of tartufo (truffle), from Medieval Latin *territūberum or Latin terrae tūber (tuber of the earth).

The use as an ethnic nickname is due to the prominence of potatoes in German cuisine. Compare Spaghetti (Italian), Käskopp (Dutch person).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaʁˈtɔfəl/, [kaʁˈtɔfl̩], [kaɐ̯-], [-fəl] (standard)
  • IPA(key): /kɐˈtɔfəl/ (common)
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Noun[edit]

Kartoffel f (genitive Kartoffel, plural Kartoffeln, diminutive Kartöffelchen n)

  1. potato
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Kartoffel
    Hyponyms: Bratkartoffeln, Frühkartoffel, Futterkartoffel, Pellkartoffel, Saatkartoffel, Salzkartoffel, Winterkartoffel, Süßkartoffel
  2. (sometimes derogatory) a German; particularly an ethnic German from the perspective of allochthone populations in Germany
    Coordinate term: Alman
    • 2021 September 17, Mohamed Amjahid, “Verzicht auf Alkohol und Drogen: Am O-Saft nippen”, in Die Tageszeitung: taz[1], ISSN 0931-9085:
      Ich kenne Kartoffeln, die so wie ich, freiwillig und ohne „triftigen Grund“ auf Schnaps und anderen Alkohol verzichten.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Hunsrik[edit]

Kartoffle

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Noun[edit]

Kartoffel f (plural Kartoffle, diminutive Kartoffelche)

  1. potato
    Host-du die Kartoffle schun gekochd?Have you already cooked the potatoes?
    Synonym: Grummbeer

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