Lauch

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German louch, from Old High German louh, from Proto-Germanic *laukaz. Compare Low German Look, look, Dutch look, English leek, Danish løg, Swedish lök.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [laʊ̯χ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Lauch m (strong, genitive Lauches or Lauchs, plural Lauche)

  1. leek
    Synonyms: Porree, Breitlauch, Winterlauch

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The synonomous term Porree is dominant in northern and central Germany, while Lauch is dominant in southern Germany and Switzerland; in Austria, neither is dominant.

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Noun[edit]

Lauch m (strong, genitive Lauchs, plural Lauchs or Lauche)

  1. (slang, derogatory) wimp (weak, pathetic person) [from 2010s]
    Synonyms: Schwächling, Opfer
    • 2016, “Fanpost 2”, performed by Kollegah:
      Was wollt ihr jetzt machen, he? Werft ihr wieder Sektpullen? / Wie damals, als Animus vor dei'm Haus stand / Und du Lauch dann aus Angst erst zwei Tage später wieder rauskamst
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