loopjongen etymology

Dutch word loopjongen comes from Dutch lopen, Dutch jongen

Detailed word origin of loopjongen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
lopen Dutch (nld) A dry measure of content. An apparently larger land measure (auxiliary, with te) Forms a continuous aspect. Although it carries an implication of walking, this is vague and not emphasized.. (intransitive) to be open, current, activated. (intransitive) to lose liquid: drip, gush, leak. (intransitive, chiefly, Belgium) to run, cover distance, follow a track etc.. (intransitive, chiefly, [...]
jongen Dutch (nld) (figuratively, intransitive) To multiply, grow. (intransitive) To give birth, have offspring, i.e. deliver one or more young (in the plural: jongens) Members of a male 'peers' group, e.g. a military unit. (slang, used in the vocative) colloquial term used by men to address other familiar men; mate, dude, bro. A boy, any male kid.
loopjongen Dutch (nld) Errand boy (both meanings).

Words with the same origin as loopjongen

Descendants of lopen
loopband loopfiets loopgraaf looppas loops loopvogel loper overloop overloper uitloper