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Flemish

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adjective Flem·ish \ ˈfle-mish \

Definition of Flemish

:of, relating to, or characteristic of Flanders or the Flemings or their language

First Known Use of flemish

14th century


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Flemish

noun

Definition of Flemish

1 :the Germanic language of the Flemings that is made up of dialects of Dutch
2 plural in construction :flemings

First Known Use of flemish

circa 1741


FLEMISH Defined for English Language Learners

Flemish

noun

Definition of Flemish for English Language Learners

  • : the Germanic language that is spoken by people in northern Belgium and that is now officially called Dutch



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