kabouter (plural kabouters)
- (Dutch folklore) A tiny folkloric man who traditionally wears a pointy red hat, lives in harmony with nature and resides in mushrooms, similar to a gnome, leprechaun or a smurf.
Possibly already from Middle Dutch. Equivalent to a compound of koof (from Middle Dutch kove, from Old Dutch *kovo, from Proto-Germanic *kubô (“hut, shed”)) and a less certain second element that might be hou (“friendly, favorable disposition”). Related to German Kobold.
- (fiction, folklore) A (now usually benevolent) tiny folkloric bearded man who traditionally wears a pointy red hat, lives in harmony with nature and resides in mushrooms or trees, similar to a gnome, leprechaun or brownie.
- (scouting) a very young female member of the scout movement.
- David de Kabouter
- Kabouter Buttplug
- Kabouter Plop
- → Papiamentu: kabouter