kikkerland

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of kikker (frog) +‎ land (country).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪ.kərˌlɑnt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kik‧ker‧land

Noun[edit]

kikkerland n (plural kikkerlanden, diminutive kikkerlandje n)

  1. (humorous) a small, unimportant and rather wet country, virtually exclusively said of the Netherlands [from mid 19th c.]
    Ik had niet gedacht dat ze in ons kikkerlandje zo goede films konden maken.
    I didn’t think they could make such good films in this little land of ours.