beurzensnijder

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbøːr.zə(n)ˌsnɛi̯.dər/
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  • Hyphenation: beur‧zen‧snij‧der

Etymology[edit]

From beurs (purse) +‎ -en- +‎ snijder (cutter).

Noun[edit]

beurzensnijder m (plural beurzensnijders, diminutive beurzensnijdertje n)

  1. purse-snatcher, cutpurse, pick-pocket, a petty criminal who steals wallets, purses, etcetera.

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]