Meaning: A loser, someone who is always unlucky.
Meaning: A bald man
Meaning: A joker, someone who tells a lot of tall tales.
Meaning: An old man (peï) or old woman (meï).
Meaning: A disreputable bar. Originated from the French for cabaret douze, which was the lowest rank of café/bar in the 19th century.
Meaning: Someone who is from Brussels, literally a chicken-eater.
Meaning: An idiot.
Meaning: A convincing liar, literally a bottle-uncorker.
Meaning: A grumpy person.
Meaning: Someone who talks a lot.
Meaning: A dishonest person.
Meaning: A monkey, or a naughty boy.
Meaning: Someone who has no ambition in life.
Meaning: A person who always hangs around the bar.
Meaning: A boy/man.
Meaning: A pretty girl, or girlfriend. Often used in conjunction with schuun (as in beautiful), e.g. e schuun mokke.
Meaning: I’m going. As in, ik ben schampavie.
Meaning: When something is rubbish or bad quality.
By Stephanie Benoit