dutch

adverb, often capitalized
\ ˈdəch How to pronounce dutch (audio) \

Definition of dutch

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: with each person paying his or her own way went dutch to the movies

Dutch

adjective
\ ˈdəch How to pronounce Dutch (audio) \

Definition of Dutch (Entry 2 of 3)

1a archaic : of, relating to, or in any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b : of, relating to, or in the Dutch of the Netherlands
2a archaic : of or relating to the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b : of or relating to the Netherlands or its inhabitants
3 : of or relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch or their language

Dutch

noun

Definition of Dutch (Entry 3 of 3)

1a archaic
(1) : any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b : the Germanic language of the Netherlands and Belgium
2 Dutch plural
a archaic : the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
c : the people of the Netherlands
4 : dander her Dutch is up
5 : disfavor, trouble in Dutch with the boss

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Other Words from dutch

Adjective

Dutchly adverb

Examples of dutch in a Sentence

Noun He loves learning about the Dutch.

First Known Use of dutch

Adverb

1914, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dutch

Adjective

Middle English Duch, from Middle Dutch duutsch; akin to Old High German diutisc German, Old English thēod nation, Goth thiudisko as a gentile, thiuda people, Oscan touto city

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The first known use of dutch was in the 14th century

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“Dutch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dutch. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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Dutch

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of Dutch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Netherlands

Dutch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Dutch (Entry 2 of 2)

: the language of the Netherlands
: the people of the Netherlands

Dutch

adjective
\ ˈdəch How to pronounce Dutch (audio) \

Kids Definition of Dutch

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the Netherlands, its people, or their language

Dutch

noun

Kids Definition of Dutch (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Dutch plural : the people of the Netherlands
2 : the language of the people of the Netherlands

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