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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German trucken, trocken, from Old High German truckan, trokkan (dried out, parched, thirsty, dry), from Proto-Germanic *druknaz, *druhnaz (dry), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰerǵʰ- (to strengthen; become hard or solid), from *dʰer- (to hold, hold fast, support). The form trucken was originally predominant, but the word eventually became standardized in an old western variant with -o-. Cognate with Old Saxon drokno (dry, adverb), Old English ġedrycnan (to dry up).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʁɔkən/, [ˈtʁɔkən], [ˈtʁɔkŋ̩]
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AdjectiveEdit

trocken (comparative trockener, superlative am trockensten)

  1. dry (not wet; lacking water)
  2. (wine) dry (not sweet)
  3. (person) dry (abstinent after having had an alcohol problem)
  4. (joke) dry (subtly humorous, and often mildly rude)
  5. dry (dull, boring)

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