Weichei

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From weich (soft) +‎ Ei (egg). The word “egg” may be interpreted in the literal sense comparing hartgesotten and English hard-boiled, soft-boiled. It may also be interpreted in the sense “testicle” comparing French couille molle.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

Weichei n (strong, genitive Weicheies or Weicheis, plural Weicheier)

  1. (derogatory, slang) wimp, wuss, softy
    Synonyms: Schlappschwanz, Memme, Weichling

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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