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- Hyphenation: buik
- abdomen, belly, stomach, paunch
- (anatomy) venter
- (nautical) the bilge of a ship.
- the thickest part of a barrel.
- the spherical part of a bottle.
- the buck of a wagon.
- Hij heeft een grote buik.
- He has a big belly.
- paunch (referring euphemistically to a protrusive belly)
- (nautical) The lowest inner part of a ship's hull, where water accumulates.
- De zeilboot heeft water in de buik.
- The sailboat has water in its hull.
- buikdenning (nautical)
- twee handen op één buik
buik (plural buiks)
- 1830, “The Aucht Years' Plea”, in The Glasgow University Album: A Selection of Original Pieces, page 168:
- His Lordship was lollin' in his easy chair afore the fire, tho' it was a fine June mornin'; and a puir, shrivelled, pock-pitted, black-coated chiel was reading to him frae some buik or ither.
- His Lordship was lolling in his easy chair in front of the fire, though it was a fine June morning; and a poor, shrivelled, pock-pitted, black-coated fellow was reading to him from some book or other.
- 2016 April 20, Matthew Fitt, “Attainment o oor weans: Let me spell it oot in Scots”, in The National:
- But introduce Scots, even jist a wee bit o it, intae a wean’s learnin and mair aften than no, a licht goes on. Bairns that hadnae opened a buik afore want tae ken whaur the library is.
- But introduce Scots, even just a little bit of it, into a child's learning and more often than not, a light goes on. Children that hadn't opened a book before want to know where the library is.