Dictionary of Dutchness

Tokkie

A Tokkie is the Dutch equivalent of American trailer trash or a British chav –┬ásomeone who is loud-mouthed, anti-social and badly-dressed. The name comes from a working-class Amsterdam family who hit the headlines in 2003 after being involved in a very public spat with its neighbours. They went on to become television stars and featured in advertising campaigns which traded on their bad name.

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