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foppen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German foppen. Possibly a reborrowing (see below).

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foppen (past singular fopte, past participle gefopt)

  1. to fool, to trick, to deceive

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Supposedly borrowed from Middle Dutch focken (to breed; to fuck; to tease). Compare modern Dutch fokken. German foppen developed and spread in criminal’s jargon (argot). An eventual relation with English fuck seems possible.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɔpən/, [ˈfɔpən], [ˈfɔpm̩]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

foppen (third-person singular simple present foppt, past tense foppte, past participle gefoppt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial) to put on, to tease, to hoax

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