apenstaart

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From apen (monkeys) +‎ staart (tail).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈaː.pə(n)ˌstaːrt/
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  • Hyphenation: apen‧staart

Noun[edit]

apenstaart m (plural apenstaarten, diminutive apenstaartje n)

  1. (literally) the tail of a monkey
  2. at sign, the symbol @
  3. e-mail address
    Wij hebben nu ook een apenstaart.We too now have an e-mail address.

Usage notes[edit]

Both apenstaart and its diminutive form, apenstaartje, can be used to indicate the symbol @, but the diminutive form is far more common in this meaning.