achterklap

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From achter (behind) +‎ klappen (to talk), literally “talk behind one's back”.

Noun[edit]

achterklap m (uncountable, diminutive achterklapje n)

  1. (mean-spirited) gossip
    De werksfeer was verziekt door al de achterklap onder het personeel.
    The working environment had been fouled by all the gossipping among the employees.