Knast

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Rotwelsch, from Yiddish קנס (knas, a fine), from Hebrew קְנָס (k'nás, a fine).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /knast/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Knast m (genitive Knasts or Knastes, plural Knäste)

  1. (slang) prison sentence
    Synonym: Haftstrafe
  2. (slang, by extension) jail
    Synonym: Gefängnis

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