poot

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English[edit]

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poot ‎(third-person singular simple present poots, present participle pooting, simple past and past participle pooted)

  1. (babytalk, slang) To fart.

Noun[edit]

poot ‎(plural poots)

  1. (babytalk, slang) A fart, perhaps a relatively quiet one.

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Usage notes[edit]

Much less vulgar than fart; accepted in some circles (speaking with children) where fart would not be.

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

poot m ‎(plural poten, diminutive pootje n)

  1. (anatomy) limb (arm or leg) of an animal (sometimes human)
    Spinnen hebben acht poten. Spiders have eight legs.
  2. (slang) leg or foot
    Geen poot hebben om op te staan. Not having a leg to stand on.
  3. (slang) hand
    Blijf met je poten van me af! Keep your hands off me!
  4. leg of an object, e.g. furniture
    Een kruk met drie poten. A stool with three legs.
  5. (vulgar, derogatory) homosexual

Usage notes[edit]

Although using poot to denote limbs of humans in normally considered rude, there are some exceptions in case of idioms like Op zijn achterste poten staan. "To get up on one's hind legs."

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

poot

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of poten
  2. imperative of poten

Tapachultec[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See po.

Noun[edit]

poot

  1. moon

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is the form given in Johnston's vocabulary; Lehmann says the form in the Sapper-Ricke wordlists is po.

References[edit]

  • Walter Lehmann, Über die Stellung und Verwandtschaft der Subtiaba-Sprache der pazifischen Küste Nicaraguas und über die Sprache von Tapachula in Südchiapas (1915), Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 47, presenting the wordlists of Karl Sapper, Ricke, and Amado Johnston.