Compound of doven (“to extinguish”) + pot (“pot”).
- IPA(key): /ˈdoːf.pɔt/
- Hyphenation: doof‧pot
doofpot m (plural doofpotten, diminutive doofpotje n)
- an old-fashioned metal canister with a tight lid, in which remaining coals and other fuel were put to die down.
- a metaphorical place to put ideas or facts that one wishes to keep out of the public discussion, e.g. in an attempt to evade penalties; (metonymically) cover-up
De onderzoeksresultaten eindigden in de doofpot
- The results of the investigation were eventually covered up.