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kabaal

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French cabale.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

kabaal n (plural kabalen, diminutive kabaaltje n)

  1. din, loud noise made by people
    God, wat maken die koters een kabaal.
    God, those kids are making an awful lot of noise.
  2. much ado about nothing, fuss over nothing
    Waar maak je nou zo'n kabaal om, jongen?
    What are you making such a fuss over it for, young man?

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ kabaal; in: J. de Vries & F. de Tollenaere, "Etymologisch Woordenboek", Uitgeverij Het Spectrum, Utrecht, 1986 (14de druk)