wachtgeld etymology

Dutch word wachtgeld comes from Dutch geld (Money.), Dutch wachten

Detailed word origin of wachtgeld

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
geld Dutch (nld) Money.
wachten Dutch (nld) (intransitive) to wait [+ op (object) = for].
wachtgeld Dutch (nld) (social welfare) an allowance paid to someone who is involuntarily unemployed in their field of expertise which equates to about 70% of the expected salary at their experience level in the Netherlands.

Words with the same origin as wachtgeld

Descendants of wachten
afwachter afwachting doelwachter lijfwachter paleiswachter veldwachter verwachting wachter wachtlijst wachttijd wachtwoord