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  • IPA(key): /ˈɦœy̯ləˌbɑlk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hui‧le‧balk


From huilen (verb) +‎ -e- +‎ balken (verb).


huilebalk m (plural huilebalken, diminutive huilebalkje n)

  1. A crybaby, a child that weeps often and long
    De kinderopvang werd bevolkt door huilebalken.
    The daycare was populated by crybabies.
  2. (by extension) Any weepy person, regardless of age
    Wees niet zo'n huilebalk, de tandarts is er niet om je kwaad te doen.
    Don't be such a crybaby, the dentist doesn't intend to harm you.
  3. A type of round felt hat with a wide, soft rim and a low crown
    De koetsier van de lijkwagen nam zijn huilebalk af, toen hij langs de nabestaanden reed.
    The driver of the hearse took his broad-brim hat off when he rode past the deceased's survivors.

Related terms[edit]



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