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EtymologyEdit

From Byzantine Greek χαστούκι (khastoúki), of unknown etymology.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xaˈstuci/
  • Hyphenation: χα‧στού‧κι

NounEdit

χαστούκι (chastoúkin (plural χαστούκια)

  1. smack, slap (blow on the cheek given with the open hand)
    Η Τζένη του έδωσε χαστούκι όταν προσπάθησε να της βάλει χέρι.I Tzéni tou édose chastoúki ótan prospáthise na tis válei chéri.Jenny gave him a slap when he tried to grope her.
    ανάποδο χαστούκιanápodo chastoúkibackhander (slap with the back of the hand)
  2. (figuratively) blow (damaging occurrence)
    Η ζωή του έδωσε πολλά χαστούκια αλλά το μεγαλύτερο ήταν ο θάνατος της γυναίκας του.I zoḯ tou édose pollá chastoúkia allá to megalýtero ítan o thánatos tis gynaíkas tou.Life dealt him many blows, but the biggest was the death of his wife.

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