leśny dziadek

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unclear; either from leśny dziad, a forest creature in Slavic mythology, or from Polish guerrilla fighters in World War II that operated mainly in forests and kept reminiscing about their past after the war.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛɕ.nɨ ˈd͡ʑa.dɛk/

Noun[edit]

leśny dziadek m pers

  1. (idiomatic, derogatory) fossil; old person in a position of authority stubbornly sticking to anachronistic views, no longer competent for their job and not willing to step down to make way for the younger generation

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