DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Kenau Simonsdochter Hasselaer, after her fictive defence of Haarlem (1572-1573).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkeː.nɑu̯/
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  • Hyphenation: ke‧nau

NounEdit

kenau f (plural kenaus, diminutive kenautje n)

  1. (derogatory, offensive) domineering woman, shrew

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