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Compound of kaas (“cheese”) + kop (“cup”, “head”).
kaaskop m (plural kaaskoppen, diminutive kaaskopje n)
- a mold in which Edam cheese is pressed
- (derogatory) idiot, stupid person
- (Southern NL, derogatory) Hollander
- (Belgium, derogatory) Dutch person (in general)
- 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.