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#ENGVOCAB: English Words of Dutch Origin

Howdy, fellas! How’s everything going? I hope it’s going great! :D

Anyway, I’d like to discuss the English vocabulary of Dutch origin. Here we go! #EngVocab

BOSS – Comes from the word BAAS, which has the exact same meaning in Dutch as it does in English. #EngVocab

COOKIE – Based on the Dutch word KOEKJE (“biscuit” or “cookie”), which is sometimes written KOEKIE. #EngVocab

LANDSCAPE – Comes from the word LANDSCHAP, which has the same meaning in both languages. #EngVocab

LUCK – Based on the early Middle Dutch word LUC, a short version of GHELUC, which means “good fortune”. #EngVocab

PUMP – Comes from the word POMP, which means “pump” (as in a gas or bicycle pump). #EngVocab

ROSTER – Based on the Dutch word ROOSTER, which means “schedule” or “timetable”. #EngVocab

SNACK – Comes from the verb SNAKKEN, which means “to have a light meal”. #EngVocab

SANTA CLAUS – Comes from the Dutch word SINTERKLAAS or Saint-Nicholas, who is a patron saint for children. #EngVocab

SPOOK – Spelled exactly the same in both languages. In Dutch, a SPOOK is a ghost, phantom, or spirit, #EngVocab

ONSLAUGHT – Comes from the Dutch word, AANSLAG, which has the exact same meaning in Dutch as it does in English. #EngVocab

Therefore, those are some English words of Dutch origin, fellas. I hope they help you to gain more knowledge on English words. #EngVocab

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Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) and Oxford Dictionaries.

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on August 18, 2014.