Danish

1 of 2

adjective

Dan·​ish ˈdā-nish How to pronounce Danish (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, the Danes, or the Danish language

Danish

2 of 2

noun

1
: the Germanic language of the Danes
2
plural Danish : a piece of Danish pastry

Examples of Danish in a Sentence

Adjective She knows a few Danish phrases. Noun We had cheese Danish for breakfast.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
With their shared anthropological perspective, the filmmaking team have captured the extraordinary life of the 27 residents of the tiny Danish Wadden Sea island of Mandø, which can only be reached at low tide. Annika Pham, Variety, 13 Nov. 2023 The couple has played a key role in hosting since, from the glam state banquet at Christiansborg Palace to a wreath-laying at The Citadel and stops at Copenhagen City Hall, the University of Copenhagen and the Danish Architecture Center. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2023 For the first time since being established in 2007, the 2013 Brit List — which over the years has included Oscar winners including The King’s Speech, The Danish Girl and The Favourite — combined both film and TV scripts. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Nov. 2023 Baked treats include a Cranberry Bliss Bar, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, Snowman Cookie, and Sugar Plum Cheese Danish. Sharon Greenthal, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2023 Returning holiday food items from last year include the Cranberry Bliss Bar, Gingerbread Loaf, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, Snowman Cookie, and Sugar Plum Cheese Danish. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2023 Nods to Americana, Danish Modern, French 1940s, Italian Deco, and other influences informed the design. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2023 Foley appears as Danish Graves, Lorraine’s in-house counsel and advisor. Joe Otterson, Variety, 25 Oct. 2023 Prince Christian was all smiles with the Duchess of Brabant, Princess Estelle of Sweden, 11, Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, 19, Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, 19, and Princess Elisabeth in the snap that the Danish Royal House shared to Instagram. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Danish was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Danish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Danish. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

Danish

1 of 2 adjective
Dan·​ish ˈdā-nish How to pronounce Danish (audio)
: of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, the Danes, or Danish

Danish

2 of 2 noun
1
: the Germanic language of the Danes
2
plural Danish : a piece of Danish pastry
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