poppenkast

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EtymologyEdit

Compound of pop (puppet) +‎ -en- +‎ kast (cupboard, casing).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɔ.pə(n)ˌkɑst/
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  • Hyphenation: pop‧pen‧kast
  • Rhymes: -ɔpənkɑst

NounEdit

poppenkast f (plural poppenkasten, diminutive poppenkastje n)

  1. (literally) A portable puppet theatre and puppets for use in it.
  2. A puppet-show, notably of the Punch and Judy type.
  3. (figurative) A bad, excessive or hilarious 'show', pointlessly theatrical conduct.

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