smeerlap etymology

Dutch word smeerlap comes from Dutch smeren, Dutch lap

Detailed word origin of smeerlap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
smeren Dutch (nld) (transitive) to corrupt, pay off. (transitive) to grease, oil etc. (to make run more smoothly). (transitive) to smear, to rub a substance. (transitive, by extension, of bread-like foods) to make, to butter.
lap Dutch (nld) (chiefly, Belgium) exclamation of dismay, disappointment A rag, a piece of cloth. A slice of meat.
smeerlap Dutch (nld) (pejorative) a gross person.. (pejorative) dirtbag, pervert.. (pejorative, generic insult) asshole, bastard.

Words with the same origin as smeerlap

Descendants of smeren