schuim

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch schuum, schum, scum, from Old Dutch *skūm, from Proto-Germanic *skūmaz. Cognate with German Schaum, English scum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sxœy̯m/
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  • Hyphenation: schuim
  • Rhymes: -œy̯m

Noun[edit]

schuim n (plural schuimen, diminutive schuimpje n)

  1. foam, froth
  2. (uncountable) a type of spongy sweets, made of albumen and sugar (as a countable object always diminutive)
  3. scum, rabble, crooks
  4. impurity, flaw, especially in (molten) metal

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