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See also: Stuk, štuk, and šťúk



From Dutch stuk.



stuk (plural stukke, diminutive stukkie)

  1. A piece, part.



  • IPA(key): /stʏk/
  • Rhymes: -ʏk
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch stucke, stuc, from Old Dutch *stukki, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją. Cognate with German Stück, dialectal English steck and borrowed shtick.


stuk n (plural stukken, diminutive stukje n)

  1. A piece, part, share (of a whole).
    Ik snij deze peer in vier stukken.
    I’m cutting this pear in four pieces.
    Synonym: deel
  2. A theatrical piece, play, skit.
  3. A document (especially official).
  4. (colloquial) A hottie, babe, attractive person (of any gender).


stuk n (plural stuks, diminutive stukje n)

  1. A piece, one (countable), an item (of a thing, kind, ware; often untranslated in English)
    Zijn de peren vers? Geef me daar dan vier stuks van.
    Are the pears fresh? Then give me four of them.
Derived terms[edit]

- theatrical

- item

Etymology 2[edit]

By shortening of the adverbial form aan stuk, now obsolete and superseded by aan stukken (to pieces).


stuk (comparative stukker, superlative stukst)

  1. broken, rendered useless.
    Synonym: kapot
Derived terms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjective is used chiefly predicatively. At least colloquially, however, inflected forms are quite common: een stukke wasmachine (“a broken washing machine”), het is stukker dan stuk (“it’s totally ruined”, literally: “more broken than broken”).


Inflection of stuk
uninflected stuk
inflected stukke
comparative stukker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial stuk stukker het stukst
het stukste
indefinite m./f. sing. stukke stukkere stukste
n. sing. stuk stukker stukste
plural stukke stukkere stukste
definite stukke stukkere stukste
partitive stuks stukkers