waardin

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch werdinne. Equivalent to waard (innkeeper) +‎ -in (suffix indicating femininity).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋaːrˈdɪn/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: waar‧din
  • Rhymes: -ɪn

Noun[edit]

waardin f (plural waardinnen, diminutive waardinnetje n, masculine waard)

  1. A female innkeeper.
  2. A wife of the innkeeper.
  3. A madam, a female proprietor of a brothel.
    Synonym: hoerenwaardin

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