rifhaai etymology

Dutch word rifhaai comes from Dutch rif, Dutch haai (Greedy person. Shark.)

Detailed word origin of rifhaai

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rif Dutch (nld) (nautical) reef: an arrangement to reduce the area of a sail in a high wind Reef: a chain or range of rocks lying at or near the surface of the water.
haai Dutch (nld) Greedy person. Shark.
rifhaai Dutch (nld) Name used for certain sharks in the family Carcharhinidae; reef shark.