zwager

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch swager. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

zwager m (plural zwagers, diminutive zwagertje n)

  1. (chiefly Netherlands) brother-in-law (brother of one's spouse or husband of one's sibling)

Usage notes[edit]

The word zwager is mostly used in the Netherlands. In Belgium the common word for brother-in-law is schoonbroer.