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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch schelm.

NounEdit

schelm (plural schelms)

  1. (Scotland) A villain or scoundrel.

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Schelm or Middle Low German schelm.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sxɛlm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: schelm
  • Rhymes: -ɛlm

NounEdit

schelm m (plural schelmen, diminutive schelmpje n)

  1. (originally) rogue, scoundrel, fiend
  2. (figuratively) imp, prankster, rascal

Derived termsEdit