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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch hôvet, hôoft, from Old Dutch hōvit, from Proto-Germanic *haubudą. The sense “oral sex” is a semantic loan from English head.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɦoːft/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hoofd
  • Rhymes: -oːft

NounEdit

hoofd n (plural hoofden, diminutive hoofdje n)

  1. head
  2. head (of an organisation), chief, boss
  3. a breakwater, jetty or pier at the entrance of a sea harbour
  4. (uncommon, slang) oral sex

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: hoof
  • Indonesian: hop