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a dwarf hamster

English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] Hamster, itself from Old High German hamustro, of Slavic origin.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
hamster

Plural
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  1. A small, short-tailed European rodent, Cricetus frumentarius, often kept as a pet. It is remarkable for having a pouch on each side of the jaw, under the skin, and for its migrations.
    It is the cutest sight to see a hamster stuff his puffy cheeks with food; where is it going to store it?
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any of various Old-world rodent species belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae.

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Verb

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Infinitive
to hamster

Third person singular
hamsters

Simple past
hamstered

Past participle
-

Present participle
hamstering

to hamster (third-person singular simple present hamsters, present participle hamstering, simple past and past participle hamstered)
  1. (intransitive) (colloquial) To flit in absentminded fashion from task to task, none of which are urgent; to be active, but not excessively busy or focused, at a series of tasks.

See also


Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

hamster (plural hamsters, diminutive hamstertje) m.

  1. hamster

Verb

hamster

  1. present simple and imperative form of the derived verb hamsteren

French

Pronunciation

Noun

hamster m. (plural hamsters)

  1. hamster

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for hamster Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hamster hamstern hamstrar hamstrarna
Genitive hamsters hamsterns hamstrars hamstrarnas

hamster c.

  1. a hamster

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