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EtymologyEdit

Amsterdam +‎ -er

NounEdit

Amsterdamer (plural Amsterdamers)

  1. A person from, or residing in, Amsterdam.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Amsterdam +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Amsterdamer m (genitive Amsterdamers, plural Amsterdamer, feminine Amsterdamerin)

  1. a native or inhabitant of Amsterdam

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

Amsterdamer (invariable)

  1. from, of, or pertaining to Amsterdam

Usage notesEdit

  • Words like this are indeclinable adjectives in modern German, as noted by the Duden, DWDS and other modern references. They originated as genitive plurals of substantives, as noted by 18th century grammarian Johann Christoph Adelung and 19th century linguist Hermann Möller: e.g. Berliner Pfannkuchen = Pfannkuchen der Berliner = "pancake of the Berliners". See -er.

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