schoonzoon

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From schoon- +‎ zoon.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxoːn.zoːn/
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  • Hyphenation: schoon‧zoon

Noun[edit]

schoonzoon m (plural schoonzonen, diminutive schoonzoontje n)

  1. son-in-law (male partner of one's child)
    In enkele culturen die nog bruidsverkoop beoefenen moet een schoonzoon soms voor haar familie werken om zijn vrouw te verdienen.
    In a few cultures still practicing the sale of brides, a son-in-law may have to work for her family to earn his wife.