Masche

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German maska, from a Proto-Germanic *maskwǭ.[1] Cognate with Old Saxon maska. More at mesh.

Noun[edit]

Masche f (genitive Masche, plural Maschen)

  1. mesh (e.g. in knitting, of a net).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge, “Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache” , 22. Auflage, 1989, bearbeitet von Elmar Seebold, ISBN 3-11-006800-1

Etymology 2[edit]

From Western Yiddish mezio (mezio, earning, solution).

Noun[edit]

Masche f (genitive Masche, no plural)

  1. scam
    Das ist ja ne tolle Masche.
    Now that’s a nice scam.
  2. shtick

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