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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gody, plural of *godъ (proper time, holiday), related to obsolete Dutch gaden (to fit, correspond).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɨdɨ/, /ˈɡɛdɨ/, /ˈɡʊdɨ/

NounEdit

gódy pl (plural only)

  1. Christmas
  2. (euphemistic) unemployment

Usage notesEdit

The meaning ‘unemployment’ is found primarily in the following phrases:

  • gódy daś (to fire, literally to give Christmas)
  • gódy dostaś (to be fired, literally to get Christmas)
  • gódy wześ (to quit, resign, literally to take Christmas)

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