droog

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See also: dröög

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian друг (drug, friend), in which sense it is used in the invented slang in Anthony Burgess's dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange (1962).

Noun[edit]

droog (plural droogs)

  1. A violent young gang member or a hooligan.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch droog, from Middle Dutch drôge, from Old Dutch *drōgi, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz.

Adjective[edit]

droog (attributive droë, comparative droër, superlative droogste)

  1. dry
    Julle moet eers droë klere aantrek, voordat jul na buite gaan.
    You must first put on dry clothes before you go outside.
  2. arid
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch drogen, from Middle Dutch drôgen, from etymology 1.

Verb[edit]

droog (present droog, present participle drogende, past participle gedroog)

  1. (ergative) to dry
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch drôge, from Old Dutch *drōgi, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz.

Adjective[edit]

droog (comparative droger, superlative droogst)

  1. dry
  2. arid
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of droog
uninflected droog
inflected droge
comparative droger
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial droog droger het droogst
het droogste
indefinite m./f. sing. droge drogere droogste
n. sing. droog droger droogste
plural droge drogere droogste
definite droge drogere droogste
partitive droogs drogers
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Etymology 2[edit]

See etymology on the main entry.

Verb[edit]

droog

  1. first-person singular present indicative of drogen
  2. imperative of drogen