Pennsylvania Dutch

noun Penn·syl·va·nia Dutch \ ˌpen(t)-səl-ˈvā-nyə- , -nē-ə- \

Definition of Pennsylvania Dutch

1 : a people originally of eastern Pennsylvania whose characteristic cultural traditions go back to the German migrations of the 18th century
2 : a dialect of German spoken mainly in Amish communities especially in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana

Pennsylvania Dutchman

noun

First Known Use of pennsylvania dutch

1831

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Pennsylvania Dutch

Definition of Pennsylvania Dutch for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people originally from Germany who settled in Pennsylvania in the 18th century

  • : a form of German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch


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