matroos

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: ma‧troos

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French matelots pl ("sailors"), from Old French matenot ("sailor, bunkmate"), most likely from Middle Dutch mattenoot ("bunk fellow") or less likely Old Norse mötunautr ("food companion").

Noun[edit]

matroos m ‎(plural matrozen, diminutive matroosje n)

  1. sailor, seaman

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