See also: Boel and böl

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bul/
  • Hyphenation: boel
  • Rhymes: -ul

Etymology 1Edit

Contraction of boedel.

NounEdit

boel m (plural boelen, diminutive boeltje n)

  1. a lot, bunch
    Dat zijn een boel mensen!
    That is a lot of people!
  2. mess, disorderly heap
  3. quarrel
    (Brabantian)
    't Was wee boel in da rucht cafe!
    It was trouble again in that infamous bar!
SynonymsEdit

(bunch):

(quarrel):

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch boele (male relative), further etymology unknown. May belong to Proto-Germanic *bō- (father, brother, close male relation).

NounEdit

boel m (plural boelen, diminutive boeltje n)

  1. (dated) lover
  2. (dated) adulterer, someone who commits adultery
Derived termsEdit