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Gutentight

blending; adjective
good and tight
 
Gutentight is the blending of guten, meaning good in German, and tight. Gtuen is a loan word from German. Gutentight shows its meaning in two ways: first, from the actual meanings of guten and tight and second from the fact that gutentight sounds like “good and tight”. The term is usually used when describing how to screw in parts to a machine. The speaker coined the term because he is German and this is an example of combination of the English and German languages. This word is found in the Mechanical Engineering community.
Etymology : Guten- German for good Tight- from Old English tyhtan meaning tight.
Source : “Make sure you screw your machinery in gutentight” (TA, 11/26/08)
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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