Protz

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɔt͡s/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from regional terms for toad, from Middle High German broʒʒen (to swell).

Noun[edit]

Protz m (strong or weak, genitive Protzes or Protzen, plural Protze or Protzen)

  1. (derogatory) braggard, poseur
  2. (derogatory) splendor, magnificence, splurge
    Synonyms: Prasserei, Pracht, Prunk, Pomp
  3. tractor with artillery
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German broʒ (bud), from Middle High German broʒʒen (to sprout).

Noun[edit]

Protz m (strong or weak, genitive Protzes or Protzen, plural Protze or Protzen)

  1. (forestry) coniferous tree with abnormal growth
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