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EtymologyEdit

In its modern form pertaining to Bottich (tub), but not directly related to it. Instead from Middle Low German bödeker with the Low German suffix -ker from böde (barrel) (compare Bütt); in early modern German (East Central German) adapted to the High German consonantism as botticher (at that time possibly already associated with Bottich).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbœtçɐ/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Böttcher m (genitive Böttchers, plural Böttcher, female Böttcherin)

  1. (regional, chiefly northern and eastern Germany) cooper

Usage notesEdit

  • The term “cooper” is one of several in which regional fragmentation has never made way for a generally accepted standard term.

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Proper nounEdit

Böttcher ? (genitive Böttcher)

  1. An occupational surname​.

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