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çöpçatan

Discussion in 'Türkçe (Turkish)' started by leduc76, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. leduc76 New Member

    Frankfurt, Germany
    Cantonese
    Merhaba,
    Where does the word çöpçatan (matchmaker) come from?
    çöp means rubbish, so i assume it has nothing to do with it, or am I mistaken?
    çok tesekkür ederim!
    gaston
     
  2. Reverence Senior Member

    Turkish
    Merhaba,

    "Çöp" also means "straw" or "stick". "Çatmak" is used here as leaning objects against each other; think of stacking three rifles in the army. When you think of it that way, the metaphor actually makes sense.
     

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