hykle

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German (compare Plautdietsch heichlen ‎(be a hypocrite), German heucheln ‎(feign)).

Verb[edit]

hykle ‎(imperative hykl or hykle, present tense hykler, simple past and past participle hykla or hyklet, present participle hyklende)

  1. to practice hypocrisy, be a hypocrite
    • Frida Boisen, quoted in Agnes Klem, Lene Skogstrøm, "Advarer mot seksualisert klesmote for barn", in Aftenposten, 20 July 2013.
      Det er på tide at klesbutikkene slutter å hykle!
      It's about time that clothes outlets stop being hypocrites!

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