trou

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

trou (uncountable)

  1. (New Zealand, US) trousers
  2. (US) rowing spandex shorts

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References[edit]

  • OED 2006

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch trouwen.

Verb[edit]

trou (present trou, present participle trouende, past participle getrou)

  1. to marry

Usage notes[edit]

  • Alongside regular het getrou, this verb has an alternative irregular past tense is getroud, which can be read both as active and passive:
Dit is die kerk waar ons op die ouderdom van 20 jaar getroud is. — “This is the church where we married (or: were married) at the age of 20.”
  • The above construction refers to the past and is clearly verbal. Beyond this, getroud can also be an adjective in a phrase like the following:
Ons is gelukkig getroud. — “We are happily married.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to Catalan trauc, Occitan trauc, probably from Gaulish, perhaps from a pre-Celtic substratum.

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Noun[edit]

trou m (plural trous)

  1. hole

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