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EtymologyEdit

An originally only Central and Low German word. First High German attestation in early modern German as gossen (14th century). Pertaining to gießen (to pour). Cognate to Dutch goot.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

Gosse f (genitive Gosse, plural Gossen)

  1. gutter (most often as a symbol for alcoholism, homelessness, and/or other social hardships)
    in der Gosse liegen — “to lie in the gutter

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SynonymsEdit

  • Rinnstein (more common for the literal sense)

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