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EnglishEdit

 
statuettes of smurfs

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch smurf (via the Belgian comic De Smurfen, a translation of French Les Schtroumpfs), from French schtroumpf, a word that was created by Peyo based on German Strumpf (literally stocking, sock), either simply because it sounds funny to the French ear or based on a regional German use for “idiot”. Armand van Raalte was an employee for the Belgian publisher of Peyo's stories who felt that schtroumpf would not have the same effect in Dutch, so he tried to find a simple word that could be used both as a noun and a verb. The result was smurf.[1] In other languages, the term was similarly altered; compare the translations below.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

smurf (plural smurfs)

  1. (comics, fiction) A blue pixie with white stocking cap, from the media franchise The Smurfs.
  2. (Internet slang) A smurf account.
  3. (computing, security) A smurf attack.

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TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

smurf (third-person singular simple present smurfs, present participle smurfing, simple past and past participle smurfed)

  1. (slang) Used to replace any other verb, as is typical of smurfs.
  2. (banking) To structure a deposit; to split a large financial transaction into smaller ones so as to avoid scrutiny.
  3. (computing, transitive) To carry out a smurf attack against someone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ M. Philippa et alia (2003–2009), “smurf”, in Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands[1]

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Changed from the original French schtroumpf as described above.[1]

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • Hyphenation: smurf
  • Rhymes: -ʏrf

NounEdit

smurf m (plural smurfen, diminutive smurfje n)

  1. (comics, fiction) smurf

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ M. Philippa et alia (2003–2009), “smurf”, in Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands[2]

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

1983: after the English name of The Smurfs, via Dutch smurf from French schtroumpf. See above.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

smurf m (plural smurfs)

  1. a sort of breakdancing
    Hypernym: breakdance

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch smurf, from French schtroumpf.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

smurf c

  1. (comics, fiction) smurf

DeclensionEdit

Declension of smurf 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative smurf smurfen smurfar smurfarna
Genitive smurfs smurfens smurfars smurfarnas
Declension of smurf 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative smurf smurfen smurfer smurferna
Genitive smurfs smurfens smurfers smurfernas

InterjectionEdit

smurf

  1. jinx