Possible German-language origins of ‘strubbly’
Mark, my German-language expert, is always glad to help. So when we started talking about some of the German origins behind the word “strubbly,” I knew I could count on him to share more info!
He says, “Well you know I gotta add more to this. Just read the post and the only German word I came up with is struppig (adj.) meaning unkempt, bristly (beard) or shaggy (dog). Strubbelig is a regional vernacular or slang in the south of Germany and into parts of western Austria. So I can see the spelling and pronunciation relating to PA Dutch in that fashion. Just chiming in. Hope all is well!”
Mark, I appreciate the insight!