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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch swager. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈzʋaː.ɣər/
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  • Hyphenation: zwa‧ger
  • Rhymes: -aːɣər

NounEdit

zwager m (plural zwagers, diminutive zwagertje n)

  1. (chiefly Netherlands) brother-in-law (brother of one's spouse or husband of one's sibling)

Usage notesEdit

The word zwager is mostly used in the Netherlands. In Belgium the common word for "brother-in-law" is schoonbroer.

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