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Verkotzer?

I was watching a movie and then when he took out this bucket which i think is to puke in, he said 'Verkotzer'. Checked it up on a dictionary and the internet, but couldn't find it. Is this some sort of slang or?

May 29, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/InuzukaShino

It would be helpful to see and hear that scene. But generally, the dictionaries only counts common words. But people does 'play' with their language and creating new 'one time words' for the moment. Sometimes those experments become common and regular words, when more and more people uses this new creation.

So it may have been in fact "Verkotzer", but it depends on the situation and could be understand only with in there. This is definitively not a common german word.

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MissDriss4ever

to puke = kotzen (verb) I never heard verkotzer

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MortiBiRD

I'd not say that this is a word of regular usage, but I guess itshalf kotzen and half Versprecher.

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kavinda14

Do you'll usually give like a name to the bucket that you are keeping ready to puke in as a verkotzer?

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MortiBiRD

No.

I stay with my guess, that this is a "new word" and that its something like someone cant stop talking nonsense (but its hard to guess from just the word without the scene).

May 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannibal-Barkas

That's the first time I saw this word. I can only guess. There is a word "Vorkoster". That is a person who professionally tastes the food before a more important (or rich) person eats it. That is to check whether the food is poisoned.

I think it is just the simlilarity between "Vorkoster" and "Vorkotzer", so the Vorkotzer checks out if it is safe to vomit.

May 29, 2017
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