Kumpel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Clipping of Kumpan +‎ -el.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkʊmpl̩]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kumpel m (genitive Kumpels, plural Kumpel or Kumpels or Kumpeln)

  1. (mining) miner
  2. (colloquial) buddy, pal, friend

Usage notes[edit]

The plural form Kumpels is only used colloquially and in the sense ‘buddies’. Kumpeln is used in Austria.

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