EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

kellet (plural kellets)

  1. A weight placed on an anchor to stop it dragging.

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

kell +‎ -et

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈkɛlːɛt]
  • Hyphenation: kel‧let
  • Rhymes: -ɛt

VerbEdit

kellet

  1. (reflexive, with the inflected form of magát) to show off, to give oneself airs, to pose, to posture, to try to please or impress someone, to try to attract or arouse someone's attention to oneself (whether sexually, by being flirtatious or making overtures, or otherwise; with the target specified with előtt)
    Synonyms: illegeti magát, illegeti-billegeti magát, mórikálja magát, teszi az eszét
  2. (transitive, rare) to try to sell some product by glorifying it

Usage notesEdit

  • Not to be confused with kelet (east) or kellett (it was needed/necessary).

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Further readingEdit

  • kellet in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.