melkmuil

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of melk (milk) +‎ muil (muzzle, face); compare milksop.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛlkmœy̯l/
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  • Hyphenation: melk‧muil

Noun[edit]

melkmuil m (plural melkmuilen, diminutive melkmuiltje n)

  1. An immature person, notably an ignorant novice; greenhorn.