Dutch courage

noun

Definition of Dutch courage

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

First Known Use of Dutch courage

1807, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Dutch courage was in 1807

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“Dutch courage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20courage. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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Dutch courage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Dutch courage

chiefly British, informal : courage or confidence that a person gets from drinking alcohol

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