voorbaat

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From early modern Dutch voorbate, modern Dutch voor +‎ baat.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvoːr.baːt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: voor‧baat

Noun[edit]

voorbaat f (uncountable)

  1. (dated) earliness, timeliness, punctuality
  2. (obsolete) profit, advance

Usage notes[edit]

This word is now only used in the phrase bij voorbaat.

Derived terms[edit]