"Lekkerbek" consists of "lekker", which means good (as in "tasty") and "bek", which means "beak" (for a bird) or "mouth". "Bek" is mostly used informally or in a vulgar way, check out the example with the Related words.
"Lekkerbek" is the popular name for codfish wrapped in dough and deep-fried, but is also used for someone who really appreciates food. The Dutch word for codfish is "kabeljauw".
– "In Scheveningen kun je het hele jaar door lekkerbekken eten."
("You can eat codfish warpped in dough all year long in Scheveningen.")
– Lekker: good [adjective/adverb].
– "Het eten in dat Thaise restaurant is superlekker."
("The food in that Thai restaurant is outstanding.")
– Bek: beak [noun] [de bek, de bekken].
– "Ik word helemaal gek van je; houd je bek!"
driving me nuts; shut up!" Please note this is a rude way of asking
someone to keep quiet. Parents tell their children to shut up in a
slightly more polite way: "houd je mond!", meaning "shut your mouth!")
– Mond: mouth [noun] [de mond, de monden].
Please note that "lekker" can be
used for almost everything: food, drinks, weather, people, how you
feel, etc. Since the use of "lekker" is so diverse, we’ll devote a separate
DWOTD to it. Check the DWOTD "Lekker belangrijk" to get started.