Dutch courage

noun

: courage artificially stimulated especially by drink
also : drink taken for courage

Word History

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dutch courage was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Dutch courage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20courage. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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