Schlampe

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Low German Schlampe (low-hanging skirt)[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlampə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Schlampe f (genitive Schlampe, plural Schlampen)

  1. (derogatory) unclean or lazy woman
  2. (vulgar, derogatory) sexually promiscuous woman, slut, bitch

Usage notes[edit]

Especially among older speakers, the word is still often used in sense 1, where it is pejorative but not quite as vulgar as in sense 2, which is the one prevailing among younger speakers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ “Schlampe”, in Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm[1] (in German), accessed August 16, 2016: “ [] die schlampe ist eigentlich der schlotternde, unordentlich herabhängende weiberrock”