See also: Stuk, štuk, šťúk, and STUK

Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch stuk.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /stœk/
  • (file)

Noun edit

stuk (plural stukke, diminutive stukkie)

  1. A piece, part.

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch stucke, stuc, from Old Dutch *stukki, from Proto-West Germanic *stukkī, from Proto-Germanic *stukkiją. Cognate with German Stück, dialectal English steck and borrowed shtick.

Noun edit

stuk n (plural stukken, diminutive stukje n)

  1. A piece, part, share (of a whole).
    Ik snij deze peer in vier stukken.
    I’m cutting this pear in four pieces.
    Synonym: deel
  2. A theatrical piece, play, skit.
  3. A document (especially official).
  4. (board games) A playing piece.
    1. (chess) A piece, one of the playing pieces in chess usually excluding pawns.
  5. (colloquial) A hottie, babe, attractive person (of any gender).
Derived terms edit

Noun edit

stuk n (plural stuks, diminutive stukje n)

  1. A piece, one (countable), an item (of a thing, kind, ware; often untranslated in English)
    Zijn de peren vers? Geef me daar dan vier stuks van.
    Are the pears fresh? Then give me four of them.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Negerhollands: stuk, stek, stik, steki, stiki, teki
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: steki (from the diminutive)

Etymology 2 edit

By shortening of the adverbial form aan stuk, now obsolete and superseded by aan stukken (to pieces).

Adjective edit

stuk (comparative stukker, superlative stukst)

  1. broken, rendered useless; out of order.
    Synonym: kapot
Usage notes edit
  • The adjective is used chiefly predicatively. At least colloquially, however, inflected forms are quite common: een stukke wasmachine (“a broken washing machine”), het is stukker dan stuk (“it’s totally ruined”, literally: “more broken than broken”).
Inflection edit
Declension of stuk
uninflected stuk
inflected stukke
comparative stukker
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial stuk stukker het stukst
het stukste
indefinite m./f. sing. stukke stukkere stukste
n. sing. stuk stukker stukste
plural stukke stukkere stukste
definite stukke stukkere stukste
partitive stuks stukkers
Derived terms edit

Anagrams edit

Polish edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *stukъ.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

stuk m inan

  1. knock
    Synonym: stukot

Declension edit

Interjection edit


  1. (colloquial) knock!
    Synonym: puk

Related terms edit


Further reading edit

  • stuk in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • stuk in Polish dictionaries at PWN