iceberg etymology

English word iceberg comes from Dutch ijs (Ice. Ice cream.), Dutch berg (Mountain, hill.)

Detailed word origin of iceberg

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ijs Dutch (nld) Ice. Ice cream.
berg Dutch (nld) Mountain, hill.
ijsberg Dutch (nld) Iceberg (mountain-size mass of floating ice).
iceberg English (eng) (US, slang) An aloof person.. (figuratively, after an adjective) An impending disastrous event whose adverse effects are only beginning to show, in reference to one-tenth of the volume of an iceberg being visible above water.. A huge mass of ocean-floating ice which has broken off a glacier or ice shelf.

Words with the same origin as iceberg

Descendants of ijs