schrik

noun \ˈskrik\

Definition of schrik

plural

-s

southern Africa

  1. :  a sudden fright :  panic

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Origin and Etymology of schrik

Afrikaans skrik, from Dutch schrik, from schrikken to be frightened, from Middle Dutch schricken to be frightened, stride; akin to Old High German scricken to jump, Middle High German scherzen to leap for joy — more at cardinal


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