bunzing

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: bun‧zing

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bunsinc, bonsinc, also boesinc, businc. Further etymology unknown, not found outside the Ingvaeonic language area. Probably a derivative of the dialectal term boes (stable) with the now-unproductive suffix -ing (originating from, inhabitant of).

Noun[edit]

bunzing m (plural bunzingen, diminutive bunzinkje n)

  1. European polecat, Mustela putorius
    Die boot stinkt als een bunzing.That boat stinks like a polecat.
  2. any polecat in general

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