Kraneberger

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the western German Kran (water tap) and the demonym -berger hinting at a village name ending in -berg (“mountain”). A humorous equation of tap water to the expensive table waters typically bottled in such villages.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈkʁaːnəˌbɛɐ̯ɡɐ/

Noun[edit]

Kraneberger n (genitive Kranebergers, no plural)

  1. (colloquial, regional) tap water (used as a beverage)
    Willst du Mineralwasser oder reicht dir Kraneberger?
    Do you want mineral water or is tap water fine by you?

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