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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably an onomatopoeia (compare to pop); possibly associated like poep with Latin puppis (compare poop deck, French poupe)


poepen ‎(past singular poepte, past participle gepoept)

  1. (Netherlands) to defecate; to shit
  2. (obsolete) to fart
  3. (vulgar, southern Low Countries) to fuck (to copulate)
  4. (Netherlands) to give birth
Inflection of poepen (weak)
infinitive poepen
past singular poepte
past participle gepoept
infinitive poepen
gerund poepen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular poep poepte
2nd person sing. (jij) poept poepte
2nd person sing. (u) poept poepte
2nd person sing. (gij) poept poepte
3rd person singular poept poepte
plural poepen poepten
subjunctive sing.1 poepe poepte
subjunctive plur.1 poepen poepten
imperative sing. poep
imperative plur.1 poept
participles poepend gepoept
1) Archaic.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See poep.



  1. Plural form of poep


  • Prof. dr. G. Geerts e.a., van Dale. Groot Woordenboek der Nederlandse Taal. Utrecht - Antwerp, Van Dale Lexicografie, 1984 (eleventh edition). [leading Dutch dictionary in Dutch, commonly known as ‘de Grote Van Dale’]
  • Dr. P.A.F. van Veen e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek. De herkomst van onze woorden., Van Dale Lexicografie, 1989 [Dutch etymological dictionary, in Dutch]