DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch keniart, canjaert, kangart, kenjard, from Old French cagnard.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɑn.jər/
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  • Hyphenation: kan‧jer
  • Rhymes: -ɑnjər

NounEdit

kanjer m (plural kanjers, diminutive kanjertje n)

  1. Something or someone who is big or the biggest of their kind; a whopper
    Synonym: joekel
  2. One who is admirable; a hero, a star.
    Wauw, wat een kanjer!Wow, what a hero!
  3. (archaic) A lazy and/or boastful person.
  4. (obsolete) A quack, a charlatan.

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