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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch wijf, from Old Dutch *wīf, from Proto-Germanic *wībą.

NounEdit

wijf n ‎(plural wijven, diminutive wijfje n)

  1. (often derogatory) woman, bitch
    (Brabantian) Da stom wijf ij me gu lige gat!
    That bitch really took advantage of me!

Usage notesEdit

The diminutive of this word has an independent meaning ("female animal"). Colloquial diminutives (e.g. wijfie) often have a familiar meaning.