meneer

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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch meneer, from earlier mijnheer, from Middle Dutch mijnhere. Equivalent to my (my) +‎ heer (lord). Literally corresponds to "milord".

Noun[edit]

meneer (plural menere)

  1. sir; gentleman

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier mijnheer, from Middle Dutch mijnhere. Equivalent to mijn (my) +‎ heer (lord), formed similarly to English milord.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /məˈneːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: me‧neer
  • Rhymes: -eːr

Noun[edit]

meneer m (plural meneren, diminutive meneertje n)

  1. sir, mister

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