Kartoffel

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Etymology[edit]

From older Tartuffel or Tartüffel, from Italian tartufolo (truffle), from Medieval Latin *territūberum or Latin terrae tuber.

The use as an ethnic nickname is due to the prominence of potatoes in German cuisine, particularly vis-à-vis the cuisines of the major immigrant communities in the country. (Compare the corresponding Spaghetti used to refer to Italians.)

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

Kartoffel f (genitive Kartoffel, plural Kartoffeln)

  1. potato
  2. (derogatory) a German; particularly an ethnic German from the perspective of allochthone populations in Germany

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