doolhof

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

doolhof

dolen (to wander, err) +‎ hof (court, garden)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

doolhof m, n (plural doolhoven, diminutive doolhofje n)

  1. (literally) A labyrinth, maze
  2. (figuratively) Any similarly complex and/or confusing construction, lay-out, situation etc.
    Wie vindt z'n weg nog in de doolhof van wetten?
    Who still finds his way trough the maze of legislation?

Derived termsEdit

  • doolhofs
  • doolhofsgewijs

Related termsEdit

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 18:42