troeteldier

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

troetel "pet" + dier "animal"

Noun[edit]

troeteldier (plural troeteldiere, diminutive troeteldiertjie)

  1. pet

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From troetelen (to spoil, to cuddle) +‎ dier (animal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtru.təl.diːr/

Noun[edit]

troeteldier n (plural troeteldieren, diminutive troeteldiertje n)

  1. favourite animal, with the implication it gets spoiled