hoofd

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch hovet, hooft, from Old Dutch hōvit, from Proto-Germanic *haubudą, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-. Compare Low German Höft, German Haupt, West Frisian haed, English head, Danish hoved.

Noun[edit]

hoofd n ‎(plural hoofden, diminutive hoofdje n)

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. head (of an organisation), chief, boss
  3. a breakwater, jetty or pier at the entrance of a sea harbour
  4. (slang) oral sex, from the English slang sense of head

Derived terms[edit]

These are derived terms from the meaning "the head of a body". The prefix "hoofd-" means "main, head, chief", so words derived from that meaning are listed on hoofd-.

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