aasvogel

noun

aas·​vo·​gel
ˈäs-ˌfō-gəl
variants or less commonly aasvoel
ˈäs-ˌfō-əl
plural -s
Africa

Word History

Etymology

obsolete Afrikaans aasvogel (now aasvoël), from aas carrion + vogel (now voël) bird; akin to Old English etan to eat and to Old English fugol bird

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aasvogel was in 1821

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“Aasvogel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aasvogel. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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