Stoff

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the mid 17th century. Most likely borrowed from Early Modern Dutch stof, from Middle Dutch stoffe, borrowed from Old French estophe, estoffe, from estoffer (to provide what is necessary, equip, stuff).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃtɔf/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Stoff m (strong, genitive Stoffes or Stoffs, plural Stoffe)

  1. stuff, matter, substance
  2. (chemistry) substance
  3. cloth, fabric, material
  4. (slang, uncountable) dope (narcotic drugs)
    • 1978, Horst Rieck; Christiane F.; Kai Hermann, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo [Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.]:
      Aber das war die totale Angst davor, dass der Stoff zu rein, zu stark war oder aber mit Strychnin oder anderem Gift gepanscht war.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  5. (bodybuilding, slang) juice, performance-enhancing substances
    auf Stoffon juice

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Descendants[edit]

  • Macedonian: штоф (štof)
  • Russian: штоф (štof)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic: што̏ф
    Latin: štȍf

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Stoff” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Stoff” in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Stoff m (plural Stoffer)

  1. Alternative form of Stoft

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