From the stem of plagen (“to plague; to tease”) + -erij (“-ery”). Or alternatively, from plager (“plaguer; teaser”) + -ij (“-y”). See also the usage notes at -erij.
plagerij f (plural plagerijen, diminutive plagerijtje)
Last modified on 25 December 2012, at 19:42
- worry, concern
- teasing, chaff