Zicke

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German zickīn, from Old High German zickīn (kid), from Proto-Germanic *tikkīną (compare Old English tiċċen (kid)), from Proto-Indo-European *digós (goat), genitive of *díks. Cognate with obsolete English tick (a goat). More at Ziege.

Noun[edit]

Zicke f (genitive Zicke, plural Zicken, diminutive Zicklein n)

  1. she-goat, nanny goat
  2. a touchy, fractious or difficult person (usually, but not necessarily, female)

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