Origin of DanishMiddle English ; from Old English Denisc: see Dane
- the N Germanic language spoken in Denmark
- Danish pastry
- The North Germanic language of the Danes.
- pl. danish Danish or Dan·ish·es A Danish pastry.
Origin of DanishMiddle English, alteration (influenced by Old Norse Danr, Dane) of Denish, from Old English Denisc, from Dene, the Danes.
(countable and uncountable, plural danishes)
- Danish pastry, light sweet yeast-raised roll usually filled with fruit or cheese.
- Get me a coffee and a cheese danish.
- A native of Denmark; a Dane.
- Of or pertaining to Denmark.
Alteration of Middle English Denish (under the influence of Dan, cf. Dane), from Old English Denisc (“people of Denmark”).