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Compound of neu (“new”) + gierig (“greedy”), but originally neusgierig with an adverbial genitive. A Middle Low German formation that replaced older Middle High German niugerne. Compare Dutch nieuwsgierig and Norwegian Bokmål nysgjerrig.
- IPA(key): /ˈnɔʏ̯ˌɡiːʁɪç/ (standard)
- IPA(key): /ˈnɔʏ̯ˌɡiːʁɪk/ (common form in southern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
- Hyphenation: neu‧gie‧rig
Positive forms of neugierig
Comparative forms of neugierig
Superlative forms of neugierig