kreng (plural krengs)

  1. Alternative form of krang

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for kreng in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)



From Middle Dutch krenge, from Old French carogne (carrion), cognate of crone.


  • IPA(key): /krɛŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: kreng
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋ


kreng n (plural krengen, diminutive krengetje n)

  1. (literally) A cadaver, carcass, corpse, especially when in a state of decay; in particular an animal corpse
    Synonyms: kadaver, karkas
  2. (figuratively) A bitch, shrew, hateful female
    Synonyms: feeks, teef
  3. (figuratively) A malicious and contemptible person
    Synonyms: klootzak, rotzak

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