schout

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch schout.

Noun[edit]

schout (plural schouts)

  1. (historical) A municipal officer in the North American Dutch colonies.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schout, shortened from earlier scoutete, scouthete, from Old Dutch skolthēti, from Proto-West Germanic *skuldihaitijō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sxɑu̯t/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schout
  • Rhymes: -ɑu̯t

Noun[edit]

schout m (plural schouten, diminutive schoutje n)

  1. sheriff, bailiff

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