See also: stoff

German edit

Etymology edit

First attested in the mid 17th century. Most likely borrowed from Early Modern Dutch stof, from Middle Dutch stoffe, borrowed from Old French estophe, estoffe, from estoffer (to provide what is necessary, equip, stuff) borrowed from Old High German stoffōn.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ʃtɔf/
  • (file)

Noun edit

Stoff m (strong, genitive Stoffes or Stoffs, plural Stoffe)

  1. stuff, matter, substance
  2. (chemistry) substance
  3. cloth, fabric, material
  4. (slang, uncountable) dope (narcotic drugs)
    • 1978, Horst Rieck, Christiane F., Kai Hermann, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo [Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F.]:
      Aber das war die totale Angst davor, dass der Stoff zu rein, zu stark war oder aber mit Strychnin oder anderem Gift gepanscht war.
      But the real fear was that the dope was too pure, too strong or was laced with strychnine or some other poison.
  5. (bodybuilding, slang) juice, performance-enhancing substances
    auf Stoffon juice

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Descendants edit

  • Macedonian: штоф (štof)
  • Russian: штоф (štof)
  • Serbo-Croatian:
    Cyrillic script: што̏ф
    Latin script: štȍf
  • Kashubian: sztof
  • Silesian: sztof

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Further reading edit

  • Stoff” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Stoff” in Duden online

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Stoff m (plural Stoffer)

  1. Alternative form of Stoft

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