DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested as os in 1069. Etymology unknown. Potentially derived from an ancient hydronym. No relationship with os (castrated bull). Compare Ussen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɔs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Oss
  • Rhymes: -ɔs

Proper nounEdit

Oss n

  1. Oss (a city and municipality of North Brabant, Netherlands).
    Synonyms: Chicago aan de Maas (perjorative nickname), Ossekoppenrijk (Carnival nickname)

Derived termsEdit