Pennsylvania Dutch


Penn·syl·va·nia Dutch

noun \ˌpen(t)-səl-ˈvā-nyə-, -nē-ə-\

: a group of people originally from Germany who settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century

: a form of German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch

Full Definition of PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

1
:  a people originally of eastern Pennsylvania whose characteristic cultural traditions go back to the German migrations of the 18th century
2
:  a dialect of German spoken mainly in Amish communities especially in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana
Pennsylvania Dutchman noun

First Known Use of PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

circa 1824

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