hottentottententententoonstelling

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɔ.tə(n).tɔ.tə(n).ˌtɛn.tə(n).tɛn.ˌtoːn.stɛ.lɪŋ/
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Etymology[edit]

From Hottentotten +‎ tenten +‎ tentoonstelling. Extended from Hottentottententoonstelling to make a joke word and tongue-twister, notable for containing ten four times in a row. It did not initially have any useful meaning other than the literal meaning implied by its parts.

Noun[edit]

hottentottententententoonstelling f (plural hottentottententententoonstellingen, diminutive hottentottententententoonstellinkje n)

  1. (literally) exposition of Hottentot tents
  2. the whole nine yards, everything