See also: jökel

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Romani ʒukel (dog), from Persian جاهل(jâhel, foolish, ignorant), from Arabic جاهِل(jāhil, ignorant). The sense development from dog to large entity was mediated by the sense large dog.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈju.kəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: joe‧kel

NounEdit

joekel m (plural joekels, diminutive joekeltje n)

  1. whopper (something remarkably large)
    De tweet staat vol met zulke joekels van fouten dat het niet te geloven is.The tweet is full of such whoppers of errors that it is unbelievable.
  2. (archaic, slang) dog
    Synonym: hond