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Pennsylvania Dutch

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noun Penn·syl·va·nia Dutch \ˌpen(t)-səl-ˈvā-nyə-, -nē-ə-\

Simple Definition of Pennsylvania Dutch

  • : 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. 1 :  a people originally of eastern Pennsylvania whose characteristic cultural traditions go back to the German migrations of the 18th century

  2. 2 :  a dialect of German spoken mainly in Amish communities especially in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana

Pennsylvania Dutchman noun

Circa 1824

First Known Use of pennsylvania dutch

circa 1824


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