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EtymologyEdit

From besteden +‎ -ster. Compare Middle Dutch *besteetsterigge.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈsteːt.stər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: be‧steed‧ster

NounEdit

besteedster f (plural besteedsters)

  1. (historical) A woman working as an employment agent for maidservants, sometimes also for wetnurses or manservants.
  2. (dated) A family roof, an old-fashioned large model of umbrella made of cotton fabric (against rain).
    Synonym: vroegpreek

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