kaaskop

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of kaas (cheese) +‎ kop (cup”, “head).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaːs.kɔp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kaas‧kop

Noun[edit]

kaaskop m (plural kaaskoppen, diminutive kaaskopje n)

  1. a mold in which Edam cheese is pressed
  2. (derogatory) idiot, stupid person
  3. (derogatory) Dutch person (in general)
  4. (derogatory, Southern Netherlands) Hollander

Usage notes[edit]

  • As a term for a Dutch person, kaaskop is also often used in a self-referential or self-deprecating manner and in self-criticism. It is considered to be jocular rather than insulting.

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