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From Middle Low German tūte, tǖte (cone-shaped paper bag). Cognate with Dutch tuit (spout). Further origin unknown.


  • IPA(key): /ˈtyː.tə/
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Tüte f (genitive Tüte, plural Tüten, diminutive Tütchen n)

  1. a small to medium-sized bag, usually of paper or plastic (sometimes also of fabric, for which more properly Beutel)
    Synonym: Sackerl (regional)
  2. (slang) joint (marijuana cigarette)
    • 2000, “Grüne Brille”, in Deluxe Soundsystem, performed by Dynamite Deluxe:
      Alles ist cool, solange ich genügend chille / Gras in Tüten hülle, die Lunge mit Zügen fülle / Die grüne Brille, ohne sie hätt' ich vor'm Leben Schiß
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