From Middle Low German slagge (“slag”, older “splinter of hammered iron”, 14th c.), from slān (“to hit, strike”), the cognate of German schlagen. Compare Dutch slak, English slag, both also from Middle Low German.
Schlacke f (genitive Schlacke, plural Schlacken)
- slag, dross, scoria
- cinders, clinker
- sediment, dregs, scum
- (physiology) metabolic residue in body tissue or digestive system
- (dialect) rectum
- → Russian: шлак (šlak)
- → Serbo-Croatian: šljȁka, шља̏ка
- → Yiddish: שלאַק (shlak)
- → English: schlock
Alteration of Schalke based on etymology 1 above, suggested by the club’s origins in, and continued association with, coal mining.
Schlacke n (genitive Schlackes)
- Schlacke in Duden online