quenelle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quenelle, from German Knödel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quenelle (plural quenelles)

  1. (cooking) A light dumpling made of lightly spiced minced meat or fish bound with egg and poached.
  2. (cooking) An elliptical shape moulded by chefs from soft foods using two spoons.
  3. A gesture which is usually performed by pointing one arm diagonally downwards palm down, while touching the shoulder with the opposite hand.

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Verb[edit]

quenelle (third-person singular simple present quenelles, present participle quenelling, simple past and past participle quenelled)

  1. To form a quenelle.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French quenelle, where the word received a new meaning under influence of French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala. The French word came from German Knödel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quenelle f (plural quenelles, diminutive quenelletje n)

  1. dumpling, quenelle (food)
  2. an obscene gesture of defiance made by holding one's upper arm with the other hand and holding the hand of the held arm outstretched and pointing at the ground; often held to have antisemitic or anti-system overtones

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Knödel.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

quenelle f (plural quenelles)

  1. (cooking) dumpling, quenelle
  2. (slang) penis
  3. (slang) An obscene gesture of defiance made by holding one's upper arm with the other hand and holding the hand of the held arm outstretched and pointing at the ground; often held to have antisemitic overtones

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