Nutte

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From Nutte ‎(young girl, young prostitute) in the old German Low German dialect of Berlin. Further origin unsettled. Possibly from Middle Low German not, nōte ‎(nut) in the sense of “vulva, vagina” (compare German Nuss, which has this sense in hunter′s jargon); or from Nut ‎(furrow), also in the aforementioned sense, but less probably, since this word is not Low German. An alternative hypothesis considers it a variation of Lütte (“little one”) from Middle Low German lüttel ‎(small), possibly through a merger with Hebrew נִדָּה ‎(niddā, menstruating woman), but the vocalism -u- does not quite agree with this. Finally, if the connection with prostitution were original, a relation with Middle Low German nütte ‎(useful, profitable) might be considered.

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Nutte f ‎(genitive Nutte, plural Nutten)

  1. (informal) whore; prostitute

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