doofpot

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of doven (to extinguish) +‎ pot (pot).

Noun[edit]

doofpot m (plural doofpotten, diminutive doofpotje n)

  1. an old-fashioned metal canister used to store and carry water used to put out fires: such canisters were used before the days of modern pressurized fire extinguishers.
  2. (figuratively) a cover-up, an attempt to evade penalties