AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch broek, from Middle Dutch broec, from Old Dutch *bruoc, from Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

broek (plural broeke, diminutive broekie)

  1. A pair of trousers, pair of pants.

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: broekies
  • Shona: bhurukwa
  • Sotho: borikgwe
  • Xhosa: ibhulukhwe
  • Zulu: ibhulukwe

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bruk/
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  • Hyphenation: broek
  • Rhymes: -uk

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch broec, from Old Dutch *bruoc, from Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

NounEdit

broek f (plural broeken, diminutive broekje n)

  1. A pair of trousers, pair of pants.
    Mijn broek is te lang.
    My trousers are too long.
  2. (chiefly diminutive) A pair of underpants or pants (underwear), bottom part of underwear or swimwear (especially for women).
Derived termsEdit

- types of leg garment

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch broec, from Old Dutch *bruoc, from Proto-West Germanic *brōk.

NounEdit

broek n (plural broeken, diminutive broekje n)

  1. A marsh, wetland.
Derived termsEdit