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paper packets
Plastic bags
An ice cream cone
A joint


Borrowed from Middle Low German tûte, tǖte (horn, conical paper bag). Cognate with Dutch tuit (spout). Further origin unknown.


  • IPA(key): /ˈtyː.tə/
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Tüte f (genitive Tüte, plural Tüten, diminutive Tütchen n)

  1. a small to medium-sized bag, usually of paper or plastic (sometimes also of fabric, for which more properly Beutel)
    Synonym: (Austria, Bavaria) Sackerl
    Coordinate terms: Beutel, Tragetasche
  2. (Germany, especially eastern regions) Short for Eistüte (ice cream cone).
    Synonyms: Waffel, (western Germany) Hörnchen, (Austria) Stanitzel, (Switzerland) Cornet
  3. (slang) joint, spliff (marijuana cigarette)
    Synonyms: Dübel, Joint
    • 2000, “Grüne Brille”, in Deluxe Soundsystem, performed by Dynamite Deluxe:
      Alles ist cool, solange ich genügend chille / Gras in Tüten hülle, die Lunge mit Zügen fülle / Die grüne Brille, ohne sie hätt' ich vor'm Leben Schiss
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Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Die Tüte, 2012.

Proper noun[edit]

die Tüte f (proper noun, genitive Tüte)

  1. (Bielefeld, colloquial) The exit area of the subway stop Hauptbahnhof.


Further reading[edit]

  • Tüte” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Tüte” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Tüte” in Duden online
  • Tüte on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de