poppenkast

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Dutch[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: pop‧pen‧kast

Etymology[edit]

pop (puppet) +‎ -en- +‎ kast (cupboard, casing)

Noun[edit]

poppenkast m, f (plural poppenkasten, diminutive poppenkastje n)

  1. (literally) A portable miniature theatre and puppets for use in it
  2. A puppet-show, notably of the Punch and Judy type
  3. (figuratively) A bad, excessive or hilarious 'show', pointlessly theatrical conduct

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