kabaal

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Dutch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French cabale, (ultimately) from Hebrew קַבָּלָה.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaːˈbaːl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ka‧baal
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Noun[edit]

kabaal n (plural kabalen, diminutive kabaaltje n)

  1. din, loud noise made by people
    God, wat maken die koters een kabaal.
    God, those kids are making an awful lot of noise.
  2. commotion, uproar; e.g. much ado about nothing, fuss over nothing
    Waar maak je nou zo'n kabaal om, jongen?
    What are you making such a fuss over it for, young man?

Noun[edit]

kabaal f (plural kabalen, diminutive kabaaltje n)

  1. (dated, rare) cabal, conspiracy
  2. (rare) coterie

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References[edit]

  1. ^ kabaal; in: J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)