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steekpenning

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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'

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

steekpenning m (plural steekpenningen, diminutive steekpenninkje n)

  1. A bribe, corrupt payment to buy an illegitimate favor (usually used in the plural form)

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