Dutch meaning

dŭch
Of or relating to the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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Anger or temper.
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Of the Netherlands or its people, language, or culture.
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Of the Pennsylvania Dutch or their language or culture.
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The West Germanic language spoken in the Netherlands.
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(slang) Wife.
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(archaic) Pertaining to the Dutch, the Germans, and the Goths; Germanic, Teutonic.
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Of or pertaining to the Netherlands, the Dutch people or the Dutch language.
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In a shared manner; of a shared expense. (See Dutch treat; compare go Dutch.)
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The main language of the Netherlands and Flanders (i.e., the northern half of Belgium).
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(collective) The people of the Netherlands.

The Dutch will vote on the matter next month.

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(obsolete) A German.
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go Dutch
  • To pay one's own expenses on a date or outing.
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in Dutch
  • In disfavor or trouble.
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go Dutch
  • To have every participant pay his or her own expenses.
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in Dutch
  • In trouble or disfavor.
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the Dutch
  • The people of the Netherlands.
  • The Pennsylvania Dutch.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of dutch

  • Middle English Duch German, Dutch from Middle Dutch Dūtsch teutā- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English Duch (“German, Low Countryman”), from Middle Dutch dūtsch, duutsc (modern Duits (“German”)), northern variant of dietsc (compare modern Diets (“Dutch language”)), from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (compare German Deutsch (“German”), Old English þēodisc (“of the people”)), from Proto-Germanic *þeudō ‘people’, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. See also Derrick, Teuton, Teutonic.
    From Wiktionary
  • Middle Dutch duutsc is the result of i-mutation (umlaut) typical of central dialects (Brabantine) while dietsc shows the merger of iu with io and weakening to [iə] typical of coastal dialects (Flemish). This led to doublets which split in meaning during the Renaissance.
    From Wiktionary
  • Short for duchess
    From Wiktionary