schaamhaar

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From schamen (to (be a)shame(d)) +‎ haar (hair), calque of German Schamhaar, though note that the first element in the German word is a noun. The oldest citations in Dutch use the plural form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxaːm.ɦaːr/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schaam‧haar

Noun[edit]

schaamhaar n (plural schaamharen, diminutive schaamhaartje n)

  1. (countable) A single pubic hair. [from ca. 1840]
  2. (collective, uncountable) Pubic hair, hairgrowth in the pubic region. [from 1850s]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Afrikaans: skaamhaar
  • West Frisian: skamhier (calque)

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