dienstbode

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of dienst +‎ bode.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdinstˌboː.də/
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  • Hyphenation: dienst‧bo‧de

Noun[edit]

dienstbode m or f (plural dienstboden or dienstbodes, diminutive dienstbodetje n)

  1. servant
  2. (now more commonly) maidservant
    Synonyms: bode, dienstmeid