derbe

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

derbe

  1. (regional, chiefly Northern Germany, chiefly colloquial, slang) Alternative form of derb
    Der Typ is’ echt derbe.
    That guy’s really rough (≈ cool).

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  • The form is used in northern German slang to describe a kind of “rough coolness” but is also an expletive. — It is rarely used quite synonymously with derb but is undistinguishable from it in all inflected forms.

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