spouwen

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch spuwen, from Old Dutch *spīwan, *spiuwan, from Proto-Germanic *spīwaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

spouwen (past singular spouwde, past participle gespouwd)

  1. to spit
  2. to vomit

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

The word has a more informal undertone than its etymological variants spuwen and spugen. While these two variants only mean "to spit", spouwen can also mean "to vomit".

Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 02:58