Dikke Van Dale

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Dec 18 '18 08:35

The word "blokkeerfries" is the winner of Van Dale's Word of the Year election, getting 55.4 percent of the over 28 thousand votes. "Yogasnuiver", someone who usually lives healthily but occasionally indulges in party drugs and cocaine, and "mangomoment", a moment of happiness that a seriously ill patient experiences through an apparently insignificant, non-medical act or comment from a doctor, came in second and third place respectively.

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Dec 15 '15 09:17

"Sjoemelsoftware" was voted the Van Dale Word of the Year for 2015. The word became popular during the Volkswagen diesel scandal earlier this year. It means software that positively influence the test results of a device, such as software in cars that make CO2 emissions seem more favorable.

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Dec 16 '14 10:23

Dagobertducktaks has won the Van Dale Word of the Year 2014. Ton den Boon, Dutch chief editor of the Dikke Van Dale, and Ruud Hendrickx, Flemish chief editor of the Dikke Van Dale, announced the winner in a short film.

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