kromnek disease


krom·​nek disease
in southern Africa

Word History


Afrikaans kromnek, from krom crooked (from Dutch, from Middle Dutch crom, cromb) + nek neck, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch necke nape of the neck; akin to Old English crumb crooked and to Old English hnecca neck

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“Kromnek disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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