dutch·​man | \ ˈdəch-mən How to pronounce dutchman (audio) \

Definition of dutchman

1 capitalized
a archaic : a member of any of the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries
b : a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands
c : a person of Dutch descent
2 : a device for hiding or counteracting structural defects

Examples of dutchman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a dutchman living in Italy you must be consumed by the surrounding cultural influences and the country’s rich art history. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 The dutchman will be keen to preserve his teams dominant start to their Champions League campaign with another win against a youthful and exuberant Chelsea side. SI.com, 21 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dutchman

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

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“Dutchman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dutchman. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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