achterklap

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From achter (behind) +‎ klappen (to talk), literally “talk behind one's back”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑx.tərˌklɑp/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ach‧ter‧klap

NounEdit

achterklap m (uncountable, diminutive achterklapje n)

  1. (mean-spirited) gossip
    De werksfeer was verziekt door al de achterklap onder het personeel.
    The working environment had been fouled by all the gossipping among the employees.