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  1. of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture; "Dutch painting"; "Dutch painters" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the West Germanic language of the Netherlands Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the people of the Netherlands; "the Dutch are famous for their tulips" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The people of Holland; Dutchmen. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The language spoken in Holland. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Pertaining to, or like, the people of Holland, or their language. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The language of Holland: the Dutch, the people of Holland. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Originally the Germanic race: the German peoples generally: now only applied to the people of Holland. "The word comes from theod, people or nation; each nation, of course, thinking itself the people or nation above all others. And the opposite to Dutch is Welsh-that is, strange, from wealh, a stranger. In our forefathers' way of speaking, whatever they could understand was Dutch, the tongue of the people, whatever they could not understand they called Welsh, the tongue of the stranger. 'All lands, Dutch and Welsh,' is a common phrase to express the whole world. This is the reason why, when our forefathers came into Britain, they called the people whom they found on the land the Welsh. For the same reason, the Teutons on the Continent have always called the Latin-speaking nations with whom they have had to do-Italian, Provencal, and French-Welsh. People who know only the modern use of the words might be puzzled if they turned to some of the old Swiss chronicles, and found the war between the Swiss and Duke Charles of Burgundy always spoken of as a war between the Dutch and the Welsh. Any one who knows German will be at once ready with instances of this use of the word, sometimes meaning strange, or foreign in the general sense, sometimes meaning particularly French or Italian. The last case which I know of the word being used in England in the wide sense is in Sir Thomas Smith's book on the Government of England, written in the time of Queen Elizabeth, where he speaks of 'such as be walsh and foreign,' not meaning Britons in particular, but any people whose tongue cannot be understood."-E.A. Freeman. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. The people of Holland, or their language. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Loosely, the German race or language. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Pertaining to Holland or to its inhabitants. Dutch concert, a concert in which each sings his own song simultaneously with the others; an amusement in which each one sings any song he chooses, and the company join in with some popular chorus at the end of each verse. Dutch courage, false courage, or courage inspired by stimulants. Dutch metal or gold, an alloy of copper and bronze made into leaves, and largely used in the ornamenting of toys, &c. Dutch drops, the balsam of turpentine. Dutch pink, a pigment obtained from the plant Reseda Inteola. Dutch rush, the Equisetum hyemale of botanists. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The people of Holland; their language; originally the Germans. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Pert. to Holland-its language or inhabitants; Dutch-clinkers, long narrow bricks from Holland, very hard, and appearing as if vitrified. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. duch, adj. belonging to Holland or its people--in old writers rather applied to the Germans: heavy, clumsy, as in Dutch-built, -buttocked, &c.--n. DUTCH'MAN, a native of Holland.--DUTCH AUCTION, COURAGE, TILES (see AUCTION, COURAGE, TILE); DUTCH CARPET, a mixed material of cotton and wool for floor coverings; DUTCH CHEESE, a small round cheese made on the Continent from skim-milk; DUTCH CLINKERS, a hard brick for paving stables, &c.; DUTCH CLOVER, white clover; DUTCH CONCERT, a concert in which singers sing their various songs simultaneously, or each one sings a verse of any song he likes between bursts of some familiar chorus; DUTCH DROPS, a balsam, or popular nostrum, of oil of turpentine, tincture of guaiacum, &c.; DUTCH LIQUID, an oily substance obtained by mixing chlorine and olefiant gases--not miscible with water, readily dissolving in ether and alcohol, producing anæsthesia; DUTCH METAL, sometimes called Dutch gold or Dutch leaf, is an alloy of copper and zinc; DUTCH OVEN (see OVEN); DUTCH PINK (see PINK); DUTCH RUSH, the scouring-rush; DUTCH WIFE, an open frame of rattan or cane used in the Dutch Indies, to rest the limbs upon in bed.--TALK LIKE A DUTCH UNCLE, to rebuke with kindness. [Ger. deutsch, (lit.) belonging to the people--Old High Ger. diutisk, of which -isk = the Eng. suffix -ish, and diut = A.S. theod, Goth. thiuda, a nation. See TEUTONIC.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. (Hist.) of Germany including Netherlands (High D., of Southern Germans, Low D., of Germans of sea-coast, Netherlands, & Flanders); of the language or people of Holland& Netherlands (D. school, of painters distinguished by artistic treatment of everyday subjects; the d., people of Holland& Netherlands); coming from Holland, made or invented by the D., (d. clock, chair, cheese, OVEN); characteristic of or attributed to the D. (D. AUCTION, COURAGE). (N.): (Hist.) the German language in any of its forms (High D., German; Low D., Low German Including language of Holland& other northern varieties); language of Holland& Netherlands (double D., gibberish); [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. D. wife, frame of cane &c. for resting the limbs in bed, long bolster similarly used. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. (coster slang). Wife, woman, (my old d.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. The chief settlements of the Dutch in the American colonies were in New Netherland, now New York and the adjoining part of New Jersey. They were successful in commerce and industrious in agriculture, but indifferent to politics. Probably at the time of the Revolution more than half of the population of the State were of Dutch descent, and Dutch was still spoken in the villages along the Hudson in the earlier years of this century. Of late, efforts have been made to prove that the chief influence in the formation of American institutions was Dutch rather than English, that for instance the ideas of a written constitution, the ballot, freedom of religion, democracy, equal partition of the goods of an intestate, the recording of deeds by the State, and free schools, were derived from Dutch example. In the case of most of these claims, it must be said that they are still quite unproved. It is true that the Netherland Republic was in 1620 far in advance of England in respect to freedom, institutional development and general civilization, and that it was then in close association with England, and that the Pilgrim Fathers and some other colonists were well acquainted with the life of the Dutch. In the case of free schools, registration of deeds and the laws of succession, and a few other particulars, a probability of Dutch influence has been shown. But in the case of the fundamentals of American constitutional life, the new theory not only has not been proved, but is in most respects highly improbable. Dictionary of United States history

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