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EtymologyEdit

Early 20th century. Blend of omoe +‎ opa.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /oː.pu/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: opoe

NounEdit

opoe f (plural opoes, diminutive opoetje n) (not common in Flanders)

  1. granny, grandmother
    Synonyms: grootmoeder, oma
  2. old woman

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]