Flemish meaning

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Of or relating to Flanders, the Flemings, or their language or culture.
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A group of Dutch dialects spoken in the southwestern Netherlands, northwest Belgium, and parts of northern France.
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The Flemings.
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The West Germanic language spoken in Flanders, very closely related to Dutch.
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Of Flanders or its people, language, or culture.
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(nautical) To coil a rope into a neat pattern on the deck of a ship.
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Of or relating to Flanders, either as the historical county of Flanders (the current provinces of West Flanders and East Flanders in Belgium, Zeelandic Flanders in the Netherlands and French Flanders); or as the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium.
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Of or relating to the Flemish variety of the Dutch language.
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The Dutch language as it is spoken in Flanders.
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the Flemish
  • the people of Flanders
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Flemish

Origin of flemish

  • Middle English probably from Middle Dutch Vlaemisch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English flemmysshe, from Old Frisian flemsche, from Middle Dutch vlāmisch, vlemesch (modern Vlaams), from Old Frisian flamsk ‘Fleming’ (compare West Frisian Flaamsk), from Proto-Germanic *flaumaz ‘flowing, current (water)’ and *-iskaz. More at Flanders.

    From Wiktionary