benenwagen

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From benen (legs) +‎ wagen (car, cart), as if the legs were a "vehicle".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeː.nə(n)ˌʋaː.ɣə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧nen‧wa‧gen

Noun[edit]

benenwagen m (plural benenwagens, diminutive benenwagentje n)

  1. (mildly humorous) shanks' pony; the feet or legs as a form of transport
    Zij gingen naar het restaurant met de benenwagen.
    They went to the restaurant on shank's pony.