boel

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See also: Boel and böl

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of boedel.

Noun[edit]

boel m (plural boelen, diminutive boeltje n)

  1. a lot, bunch
    Dat zijn een boel mensen!
    Those are a lot of people!
  2. mess, disorderly heap
  3. quarrel
    (Brabantian)
    't Was wee boel in da rucht cafe!
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
Synonyms[edit]

(bunch):

(quarrel):

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch boele (male relative), further etymology unknown. May belong to Proto-Germanic *bō- (father, brother, close male relation).

Noun[edit]

boel m (plural boelen, diminutive boeltje n)

  1. (dated) lover
  2. (dated) adulterer, someone who commits adultery
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