mierenneuker

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From mierenneuken +‎ -er. Literally “antscrewer”; “one who has sexual intercourse with ants”.[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmiːrənøːkər/
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  • Hyphenation: mie‧ren‧neu‧ker

NounEdit

mierenneuker m (plural mierenneukers, diminutive mierenneukertje n or mierenneukerke n)

  1. (derogatory, vulgar) a petty person who makes a pointless fuss about insignificant details or issues; a nitpicker
    de mierenneukers van de Vlaamse overheid
    the "ant screwers" of the Flemish Government
    Synonyms: azijnpisser, haarklover, haarsplitter, kommaneuker, beuzelaar, chicaneur, criticaster, haarklover, kanarieneuker, krentenweger, muggenzifter, peuteraar, pezewever, pietepeuter, pietepeuteraar, pietjesneuker, pietlut, scherpslijper, vitter

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dutch Gurus (2008, February 28). Mierenneuker. Dutch Word of the Day. Retrieved October 13, 2017 from http://www.dwotd.nl/2008/02/368-mierenneuker.html