(plural Pennsylvania Germans)
- A person descended from German immigrants to Pennsylvania before 1800.
- The High German language, descending from Palatinate German, which is spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.)
- Relating to the Pennsylvania Germans or their language.
The term Pennsylvania Dutch is colloquially applied to the people, their culture and their language. Pennsylvania Dutch is more commonly termed Pennsylvania German in scholarly discourse.
Variant of Pennsylvania Dutch
- the descendants of early German immigrants, principally from the Palatinate, who settled mainly in E Pennsylvania
- the High German dialect of this peoplealso called Pennsylvania German
- their form of folk art, characterized by carved or painted, stylized decorations of flowers, fruits, birds, etc., as on furniture