From Middle Dutch steecpenninc 'bribe, alm', from the root of steken 'to stab, stimulate' (cognate with to stick and German bestechen 'to bribe') + penning 'penny, coin, cash'
steekpenning m (??? please provide the plural!, diminutive steekpenninkje)
- A bribe, corrupt payment to buy an illegitimate favor
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