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, from Old French estophe, estoffe, from estoffer (to provide what is necessary, equip, stuff) (French étoffer and étouffer), from Frankish *stopfōn, *stoppōn (to cram, plug, stuff), from Proto-Germanic *stuppōną (to clog up, block, fill). Compare English stuff.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʃtɔf/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Stoff m (genitive Stoffs or Stoffes, 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)

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Stoff m (plural Stoffer)

  1. Alternative form of Stoft

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