quenelle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quenelle, from German Knödel. Doublet of knaidel.

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. (offensive) A gesture which is usually performed by pointing one arm diagonally downwards palm down, while touching the shoulder with the opposite hand, in a manner similar to an inverted Nazi salute.

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (cooking) To form a quenelle.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From French quenelle, from German Knödel (dumpling). The gesture and its name after French comedian, political activist, and notorious anti-Semite Dieudonné M’bala M’bala.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kəˈnɛ.lə/
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Noun[edit]

quenelle f (plural quenelles, diminutive quenelletje n)

  1. dumpling, quenelle (food)
  2. quenelle (gesture)

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) quenelle (gesture)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French quenelle.

Noun[edit]

quenelle m (invariable)

  1. quenelle (gesture)