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chocolate foot

chocolate foot n. the foot favored to use or to start with when running, biking, or kicking; one’s dominant foot. Etymological Note: Perhaps a calque from the German Schokoladenbein ‘favored leg’ (literally ‘chocolate leg’). A similar German word is...

freeter

freeter  n.— «Japan: Freeter The term, a combination of free and arbeiter, the German word for worker, describes an unmarried young adult who job hops and lives at home. The trend has even been debated in parliament.» —“Parlez-Vous...

one-euro job

one-euro job  n.— «They often deride one-euro jobs as “Zwangsarbeit,” the German word for forced work that evokes Nazi labor camps.» —“A rude ’05 awakening for Germans” by Carter Dougherty in Frankfurt...

kreisel

kreisel  n.— «Instead of rectangular tanks, she and her partner, Debbie Melechinsky, use a piece of 10-inch PVC pipe to round out the corners of the tank. It’s called a “kreisel,” from the German word for carousel...

strohlem

strohlem  n.— «The 18th-century kitchen has a strohlem ceiling that is among the best preserved that team members have seen. Strohlem is the German word for straw and mud, Thomas said. Wooden boards were wrapped in wet straw, then packed...

Rumtopf

Rumtopf  n.— «If it’s late spring, it’s time to start a Rumtopf, the German word for rum pot. You store it for fall or winter use.» —“Yum! Rum and berries create a syrupy treat come winter” by Marlene Parrish The Plain...