backfisch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Backfisch (teenage girl, literally fish for baking).

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backfisch (plural backfische or backfisches)

  1. A teenage or late-adolescent girl.
    • 1955, Nabokov, Lolita
      I knew, of course, it was but an innocent game on her part, a bit of backfisch foolery in imitation of some simulacrum of fake romance []

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Backfisch, used in Swedish in the first two-thirds of the 20th century, but removed from more recent editions of SAOL.

Noun[edit]

backfisch c

  1. (dated) a backfisch

Declension[edit]

Declension of backfisch 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative backfisch backfischen backfischar backfischarna
Genitive backfischs backfischens backfischars backfischarnas

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