borrel

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See also: bőrrel

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Old French burel (a kind of coarse woollen cloth). Doublet of burel and bureau.

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Noun[edit]

borrel (countable and uncountable, plural borrels)

  1. (obsolete) Coarse woollen cloth; hence, coarse clothing; a garment.
  2. A kind of light stuff, of silk and wool.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Old French burel (reddish) or French beurré (butter pear).

Noun[edit]

borrel (plural borrels)

  1. A sort of pear with a smooth soft pulp; the red butter pear.

Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from borrel.

Adjective[edit]

borrel (comparative more borrel, superlative most borrel)

  1. (obsolete) ignorant, unlearned; belonging to the laity, a mean fellow.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive of Middle Dutch borre, borne (well, drinkwater). Compare bron (well).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔ.rəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bor‧rel

Noun[edit]

borrel m (plural borrels, diminutive borreltje n)

  1. a shot of an alcoholic drink such as rum or gin; a tot
  2. an informal, often impromptu reception or meetup, typically involving alcoholic drinks

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