High Dutch


Definition of High Dutch

1 : high german
2 : the literary Dutch of the Netherlands in contrast to Afrikaans or Low Dutch

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First Known Use of High Dutch

1720, in the meaning defined above

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“High Dutch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/High%20Dutch. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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