buik

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From Middle Dutch buuc, buc, from Old Dutch būk, from Proto-Germanic *būkaz.

Noun[edit]

buik m ‎(plural buiken, diminutive buikje n)

  1. (anatomy) belly
  2. paunch (referring euphemistically to a protrusive belly)
  3. (nautical) The lowest inner part of a ship's hull, where water accumulates.

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