Dictionary of Dutchness


Bokitoproof was voted best new Dutch word of 2008 in an online poll organised by the Van Dale dictionary. The word is derived from gorilla Bokito who escaped from his Rotterdam zoo enclosure last year to savage a woman. It means ‘resistant to destructive behaviour and vandalism’. Comadrinken – drinking yourself into a stupor – was voted the second most popular new word.

All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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