mierenneuker

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From mierenneuken +‎ -er. Literally "antscrewer"; "one who has sexual intercourse with ants".[1]

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mierenneuker m (plural mierenneukers, diminutive mierenneukertje n or mierenneukerke n)

  1. (pejorative, vulgar) a petty person who makes a pointless fuss about insignificant details or issues; a nitpicker
    de mierenneukers van de Vlaamse overheid
    the "ant screwers" of the Flemish Government
    Synonyms: azijnpisser, haarklover, haarsplitter, kommaneuker, beuzelaar, chicaneur, criticaster, haarklover, kanarieneuker, krentenweger, muggenzifter, peuteraar, pezewever, pietepeuter, pietepeuteraar, pietjesneuker, pietlut, scherpslijper, vitter

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