beulsknecht etymology

Dutch word beulsknecht comes from Dutch knecht, Dutch beul

Detailed word origin of beulsknecht

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
knecht Dutch (nld) (by extension) assistant, -hand, employee. (pejorative) flunky. Servant.
beul Dutch (nld) (figuratively) A cruel person, in act or sadistic streak. An executioner, torturer, one who carries out executions and other judicial corporal punishments.
beulsknecht Dutch (nld)