dief

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *thiof, from Proto-Germanic *þeubaz. Cognate with English thief, German Dieb.

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dief m (plural dieven, diminutive diefje n)

  1. A thief, who steals
  2. (figuratively) Any profit-seeking crook, e.g. a corrupt or 'partially budgetting' politician

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