Der Wördbook contains the official lexicon of Leavenworth, a charming Bavarian Village in the foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountain Range.

There are just two rules governing the inclusion of words in Der Wördbook:

Rule 1: Every word must begin with “Der”
Rule 2: Every definition must end with “Leavenworth, WA.”

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DerAbility / n. 1 The capacity of a person to continue enjoying oneself before having to retreat to the hotel room for rest while on vacation in Leavenworth, WA.

DerAbs / n. 1 Muscles obscured by an abundance of good eats in in Leavenworth, WA.

DerAn DerAn / adj. 1 Phrase used to express extreme hunger, i.e. hungry like a wolf, in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “I’m famished, like, totally DerAn DerAn.”


DerBaru / n. 1 Beloved vehicle of choice driven by many a local and visitor through the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, WA.

DerBling/ n. 1 Decorative accessories for living it up in Leavenworth, WA.

DerBrat / n. 1 A popular staple of the local diet – often taking the form of Keilbasa, Knackwurst, Weisswurst or Bratwurst – Leavenworth, WA.


DerCarbs / n. 1 Additional allotment of carbohydrates allowable because you happen to be on vacation in Leavenworth, WA.

DerCrew / n. 1 A gang of besties who enjoy nothing more than a trip together in Leavenworth, WA.


DerDerDer / adj. 1 Phrase used to describe something indescribably awesome in Leavenworth, WA.

DerDo / n. 1 A way of doing one’s hair, e.g. braiding, pigtails or buns, especially suitable for attending Oktoberfest in Leavenworth, WA.


DerEcho / n. 1 Slangily, the local print news source in Leavenworth, WA; n. 2 Reverberating hoots and hollers of joy that bounce off the walls of Tumwater Canyon outside Leavenworth, WA.

DerEction / n. 1 A word used to ask which way you should go when in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “Excuse me, could you point me in the DerEction of the nearest winery?”


DerFlakes / n. 1 Snow crystals that fall each winter specifically to blanket the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, WA.

DerFlirt / n. 1 A young gentleman who momentarily overestimates his amorous potential while under the spell of a dirndl-clad maiden in Leavenworth, WA.


DerGoals / n. 1 A list, typically too long, of all the things one hopes to accomplish while in Leavenworth, WA.

DerGoats / n. 1 A variant of the alpine mountain goat that prefers to inhabit mini golf courses in Leavenworth, WA.


DerHangover / n. 1 The morning following an overly festive evening in Leavenworth, WA.

DerHill / n. 1 Slangily, home of the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club where all forms of skiing and sledding take place in Leavenworth, WA.


DerIce / n. 1 Frozen waterfalls and ice floes favored by ice climbers in Leavenworth, WA.

DerIsle / n. 1 Slangily, the forested Blackbird Island laced with walking trails along the Wenatchee River in Leavenworth, WA.


DerJam / n. 1 Any established means of having a swell time in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “So, what’s your DerJam?”

DerJoy / n. 1 The unavoidable emotion that washes over visitors to Leavenworth, WA.


DerKids / n. 1 Youngsters whose memories are filled with ice cream cones, carriage rides, Christmas lights and the like, gathered from their times in Leavenworth, WA.

DerKringl / n. 1 Warm, festive clothing reminiscent of the Yuletide, suitable for attending Christmas lighting ceremonies in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “‘Bout to git my DerKringl on!”


DerLicious / adj. 1 Used to describe a delectable meal served in Leavenworth, WA.

DerLove / n. 1 That special spark, accompanied by a powerful uptick in oxytocin levels, known to strike romantic pairs while visiting Leavenworth, WA.


DerMama / n. 1 Snappy comeback popular in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “‘Oh yeah? DerMama!”

DerMoney / n. 1 A stash of cash saved especially for your next trip to Leavenworth, WA.


DerNussknacker/ n. 1 One in an enchanted race of small wooden beings famed for cracking nuts when they’re not secretly tending to the happiness of people in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “‘I tell ya, that Woody Goomsba is DerNussknacker supreme!”


DerOgatory / n. 1 Unkind words uttered, not in keeping with the spirit of Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “‘Hey! Ease up on the DerOgatory, will ya? We’re in Leavenworth!”

DerOption / n. 1 Any situation in which the best answer is to head to Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “‘Clearly, it’s time to take the DerOption!”


DerPole / n. 1 Slangily, the Maipole around which Maifest celebrations are held, standing above the village square in Leavenworth, WA.

DerPoPo / n. 1 Friendly but firm keepers of the peace in Leavenworth, WA.


DerQueen / n. 1 Proud divas in their dirndls displaying a heartfelt commitment to capturing the spirit of Leavenworth, WA.

DerQuest / n. 1 The making of a pilgrimage to Leavenworth, WA.


DerRider / n. 1 A rider of the rapids, taking advantage of a rafting trip down the Icicle and Wenatchee rivers winding through Leavenworth, WA.

DerRRR / exclamation. 1 Oath uttered under the breath to express frustration. Virtually never necessary in Leavenworth, WA.


DerSound / n. 1 A sonic landscape often consisting of alphorns, accordions and the occasional yodel experienced while in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “The hills are alive with DerSound of music.”

DerSuit / n. 1 Any form of lederhosen donned in preparation for revelry in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “Maifest is about to start. Time to get your DerSuit on!”


DerTown / n. 1 Slang for the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, WA.

DerTrip / n. 1 Any journey that passes through Leavenworth, WA.

DerTwist / n. 1 A dance move performed around the Maipole during Maifest celebrations in Leavenworth, WA.


DerUnit / n. 1 A common measurement of fun used in Leavenworth, WA.

DerUps / n. 1 Good times; the opposite of the seldom used “DerDowns,” in Leavenworth, WA.


DerVincible / adj. 1 Strong enough to endure endless recreation in Leavenworth, WA.

DerVinity / n. 1 Any heavenly experience in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “That weekend was pure DerVinity, my friend.”


DerWördbook / n. 1 The official lexicon of Leavenworth, WA.

DerWorthy / n. 1 Used to describe any activity capable of further enhancing the fun of being in Leavenworth, WA.


DerXactly / n. 1 What you say when someone hits it on the nose in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “That brat tasted like a hot dog made in heaven.” – “DerXactly!”

DerXpert/ n. 1 An authority on the endless activities and opportunities available in Leavenworth, WA.

DerXXX / n. 1 (pronounced “der-triple-eks”) Used to describe outside fun in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “That rafting trip was DerXXX! I’m going again!”


DerYen / n. 1 The overpowering desire to return to Leavenworth, WA.

DerYikes / exclamation. 1 Expression used to indicate a close call in Leavenworth, WA. In a sentence: “I almost missed that sleigh ride!” – “DerYikes!”


DerZen / n. 1 The feeling of peaceful contentedness that accompanies arrival in Leavenworth, WA.

DerZZZs / n. 1 A good night’s rest immediately following an exhilarating day in Leavenworth, WA.