Klüngel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle High German klüngel, klungel, from earlier klüngelīn, klungelīn, from Old High German clungelīn, a diminutive form of clunga (ball).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklʏŋl̩/
  • Hyphenation: Klün‧gel
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Klüngel m (genitive Klüngels, plural Klüngel)

  1. (derogatory) clique
  2. (by extension) cronyism (favoritism to friends or relatives)
    Synonym: Vetternwirtschaft
  3. (botany) panicle, raceme

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