koppelbaas

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Etymology[edit]

From koppelen (to link, to couple) +‎ baas (boss).

Noun[edit]

koppelbaas m (plural koppelbazen, diminutive koppelbaasje n)

  1. contractor who acts as a middle man between prospective employer and prospective employee. Generally for short term employment like day labour. (Archaic)
  2. contractor who deliberately employs staff illegally, so both parties can dodge taxes and cheat social security

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