Schlappschwanz

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From schlapp (limp) +‎ Schwanz (cock, dick, penis, literally tail).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃlapˌʃvant͡s/
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  • Hyphenation: Schlapp‧schwanz

NounEdit

Schlappschwanz m (strong, genitive Schlappschwanzes, plural Schlappschwänze)

  1. (derogatory, slightly vulgar) a weakling; a quitter; a limpdick
    Synonyms: Feigling, Schwächling, Warmduscher, Weichling

Usage notesEdit

  • The word is much less vulgar than its etymology would imply. It is even sometimes used towards and by children. Nevertheless, one should be prudent with it.

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