doelwachter etymology

Dutch word doelwachter comes from Dutch doel ((sports) goal. Aim, purpose. Destination.), Dutch wachter

Detailed word origin of doelwachter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
doel Dutch (nld) (sports) goal. Aim, purpose. Destination.
wachter Dutch (nld) (literally) on who waits, practices patience. Guard, sentinel etc.
doelwachter Dutch (nld) (sports) goalie, goal keeper.