See also: Zak

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

zak (plural zaks)

  1. (South Africa, slang) Money.
  2. Sixpence or a small amount of money.

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Latin measure saccus; cognate with sac, sack, German Sack, French sac, Old Norse sekkr, Gothic sakkus etc.

NounEdit

zak m (plural zakken, diminutive zakje n)

  1. a container made of textile, leather or paper such as bag, sack, sachet and pouch
  2. a pocket
    Ik heb niets op zak.
    My pockets are empty. I haven't got a penny.
  3. (slang) a scrotum
  4. (slang, offensive) A contraction of such insults for males as klootzak or rotzak, referring to the scrotum, roughly equivalent to "asshole".
  5. (slang, offensive, obsolete) whore, cunt
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

zak

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zakken
  2. imperative of zakken

NounEdit

zak m (plural zakken, diminutive zakje n)

  1. The action of descending; a descent
  2. A physical depression; flattened area
Derived termsEdit
  • zakland n
  • zakveen n

Etymology 3Edit

from English sack, compare etymology 1

NounEdit

zak m (plural zakken, diminutive zakje n)

  1. A female gown, dress
SynonymsEdit
Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 06:36