kletskous

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

the root of kletsen 'to chatter' + kous 'stocking' (the second component is popular etymology for a variant on kouten 'to babble')

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kletskous m, f (plural kletskousen, diminutive kletskousje n)

  1. chatterbox

ReferencesEdit

  • Dr. P.A.F. van Veen e.a., Etymologisch Woordenboek. De herkomst van onze woorden., Van Dale Lexicografie, 1989 [Dutch etymological dictionary, in Dutch]
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