smeris

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: sme‧ris

Etymology[edit]

Derived from a 19th century cant (Bargoens) word smeer, borrowed from Yiddish sj(e)miere ‘guard’, from Hebrew שמירה ‎(šəmirā, guard).

Noun[edit]

smeris m ‎(plural smerissen, diminutive smerisje n)

  1. (pejorative) cop, police officer