Wachtel

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German wachtel, wahtel, from Old High German wahtala, wahtila, from Proto-West Germanic *hwahtlā (quail).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaxtəl/, [ˈvaχtəl], [ˈvaχtl̩]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Wachtel f (genitive Wachtel, plural Wachteln)

  1. quail
  2. (slang, derogatory) screw (i.e., prison guard)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Wachtel” in Duden online
  • Wachtel” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Wachtel” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon