slangenmens

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of slang (snake) +‎ -en- (interfix) +‎ mens (human). First used in 1880 as the artist name of one Charles Michel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈslɑ.ŋə(n)ˌmɛns/
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  • Hyphenation: slan‧gen‧mens

Noun[edit]

slangenmens m or n (plural slangenmensen, diminutive slangenmensje n)

  1. contortionist (acrobat whose body can be contorted into unusual postures)
    • 1880 December 2, "1 eenige buitengewone voorstelling" (advertisement), Vlissingse Courant, page 4.
      Het slangenmensch
      door Charles Michel uit Parijs.
      The contortionist, [performed] by Charles Michel from Paris.