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  • IPA(key): /ˈʃtɔpəl/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German stupfel, stoppele, from Old High German stuphila, *stuppila from Latin stipula (also attested as stupula). The modern form with -pp- is of Central and Low German origin; compare Middle Low German stoppel. Compare also Dutch stoppel, English stubble.


Stoppel f (genitive Stoppel, plural Stoppeln) or
Stoppel (rare) m (mixed, genitive Stoppels, plural Stoppeln)

  1. (usually in the plural) stubble (a cut-off stalk of grain)
  2. (collective) stubble (cut-off stalks of grain)
  3. (colloquial, usually in the plural) stubble (of a beard)
Usage notes[edit]
  • The noun is traditionally feminine, but may also be treated as a masculine by some speakers.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Dialectal diminutive of Stopfen (plug, stopper).


Stoppel m (strong, genitive Stoppels, plural Stoppel)

  1. (Austria) plug, stopper

Further reading[edit]

  • Stoppel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache