hummel

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

hummel (plural hummels)

  1. A stag that has failed to grow antlers
    • 1912, The Encyclopædia of Sport & Games
      Haviers, or stags which have been gelded when young, have no horns, as is well known, and in the early part of the stalking season, when seen through a glass, might be mistaken for hummels []

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare hamble.

Verb[edit]

hummel (third-person singular simple present hummels, present participle hummelling, simple past and past participle hummelled)

  1. To separate (barley) from the awns.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hummel m (plural hummels, diminutive hummeltje n)

  1. (affectionate, informal) A small child.

Usage notes[edit]

Mostly used in its diminutive form.

Synonyms[edit]