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EtymologyEdit

From school +‎ vos, calque of German Schulfuchs.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxoːl.vɔs/
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  • Hyphenation: school‧vos

NounEdit

schoolvos m (plural schoolvossen, diminutive schoolvosje n)

  1. (derogatory) A pedant, notably a teacher who loves finding and correcting faults; an unpleasant teacher. [from 18th c.]
  2. (sometimes derogatory) An experienced schoolteacher, who knows all the tricks of the trade.

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