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uilskuiken

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
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Etymology

genitive of uil 'owl' + kuiken 'chick'

Noun

uilskuiken (plural uilskuikens, diminutive uilskuikentje)

  1. (literally, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the chick of an owl
  2. (common metaphore, often abusive) nincompoop, compare birdbrain
Het uilskuiken haalde de uilskuikentjes uit het nest van de uil
The idiot took the owl's little chicks from the nest

Synonyms

(nincompoop)

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