dutch


dutch

adverb, often capitalized \ˈdəch\

Definition of DUTCH

:  with each person paying his or her own way <went dutch to the movies>

First Known Use of DUTCH

1914

1Dutch

adjective \ˈdəch\

: of or relating to the Netherlands

Full Definition of DUTCH

1
a archaic :  of, relating to, or in any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b :  of, relating to, or in the Dutch of the Netherlands
2
a archaic :  of or relating to the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b :  of or relating to the Netherlands or its inhabitants
c :  2german
3
:  of or relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch or their language
Dutch·ly adverb

Origin of DUTCH

Middle English Duch, from Middle Dutch duutsch; akin to Old High German diutisc German, Old English thēod nation, Gothic thiudisko as a gentile, thiuda people, Oscan touto city
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Language Terms

cognate, collocation, homonym

2Dutch

noun

: the language of the Netherlands

the Dutch : the people of the Netherlands

Full Definition of DUTCH

1
a archaic (1) :  any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries (2) :  german 3
b :  the Germanic language of the Netherlands and Belgium
2
Dutch plural
a archaic :  the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b :  germans 2a, b
c :  the people of the Netherlands
4
:  dander <her Dutch is up>
5
:  disfavor, trouble <in Dutch with the boss>

Examples of DUTCH

  1. He loves learning about the Dutch.

First Known Use of DUTCH

14th century

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