Kitsch

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the dialectal imitative verb kitschen (to smear).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪt͡ʃ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kitsch m (strong, genitive Kitsches or Kitschs, no plural)

  1. (derogatory) kitsch
    Synonyms: Geschmacklosigkeit, Nippes, Ramsch, Schund, Trash
    • 1904, Maximilian Bern, “Arme Natur!”, in Die zehnte Muse:
      Die Wolken viel zu wenig bunt, / Die Berge völlig falsch gestaltet; / Was sie erzeugt, ist Kitsch und Schund, / In Stoff und Kolorit veraltet.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: kitsch
  • Danish: kitsch
  • English: kitsch
  • French: kitsch
  • Hungarian: giccs
  • Italian: kitsch
  • Polish: kicz
  • Portuguese: kitsch
  • Serbo-Croatian: kȉč, ки̏ч
  • Spanish: kitsch
  • Swedish: kitsch

Further reading[edit]

  • Kitsch” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Kitsch” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg Kitsch on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de
  • Kitsch” in Duden online

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Noun[edit]

Kitsch f

  1. rake
  2. scraper (for scraping up ashes)