zwabbergast

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From zwabber(a mop) +‎ gast(knave, apprentice).

Noun[edit]

zwabbergast m ‎(plural zwabbergasten, diminutive zwabbergastje n)

  1. A cabin-boy, junior (notably apprentice) sailor, who does most chores, such as mopping

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