brr

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English[edit]

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brr

  1. Used to express being cold, to show shivering.
    • 1934, Agatha Christie, chapter 1, in Murder on the Orient Express, London: HarperCollins, published 2017, page 7:
      'Brrrrr,' said Lieutenant Dubosc, realizing to the full how cold he was.
  2. An expression of disgust or aversion, as if shuddering.
    • 1996, Neil Gaiman, chapter 8, in Neverwhere, London: Headline Review, published 2005:
      Brrr. Even the thought of going underground made Old Bailey shudder.

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Dutch[edit]

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brr

  1. brr (exclamation of cold)
  2. an exclamation of disgust or aversion

Synonyms[edit]

  • (both senses) hu

German[edit]

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brr

  1. brr (exclamation of cold)
  2. an exclamation of disgust or aversion

Further reading[edit]

  • brr” in Duden online

Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An onomatopoeia.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr (used to express being cold, to show shivering)
  2. brr (an exclamation of disgust or aversion)

References[edit]

  1. ^ brr in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)

Further reading[edit]

  • brr in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • brr in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2022)

Italian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /brr/
  • Syllabification: brr

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr! (in reaction to the cold or something gross)
    Synonym: pru

Further reading[edit]

  • brr in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • brr in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Interjection[edit]

brr

  1. brr