What does Dutch mean?

Definitions for Dutch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dutch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dutch, Dutch peoplenoun

    the people of the Netherlands

    "the Dutch are famous for their tulips"

  2. Dutchadjective

    the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

  3. Dutchadjective

    of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture

    "Dutch painting"; "Dutch painters"


  1. Dutchadjective


  2. Dutchadjective

    Pertaining to the Dutch, the Germans, and the Goths; Germanic, Teutonic.

  3. Dutchadjective

    Of or pertaining to the Netherlands, the Dutch people or the Dutch language.

  4. Dutchadjective

    In a shared manner; of a shared expense.

  5. Dutchnoun

    The main language of the Netherlands and Flanders (i.e., the northern half of Belgium).

  6. Dutchnoun

    The people from the Netherlands.

  7. Dutchnoun

    The main language of the Holy Roman Empire (Germany, Austria, Alsace, Luxembourg)

  8. Dutchnoun

    A German.

  9. dutchnoun


  10. Etymology: Short for duchess

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dutchadjective

    pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants

  2. Dutchnoun

    the people of Holland; Dutchmen

  3. Dutchnoun

    the language spoken in Holland

  4. Etymology: [D. duitsch German; or G. deutsch, orig., popular, national, OD. dietsc, MHG. diutsch, tiutsch, OHG. diutisk, fr. diot, diota, a people, a nation; akin to AS. ped, OS. thiod, thioda, Goth. piuda; cf. Lith. tauta land, OIr. tuath people, Oscan touto. The English have applied the name especially to the Germanic people living nearest them, the Hollanders. Cf. Derrick, Teutonic.]


  1. Dutch

    Dutch is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Faiman and written by John Hughes. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri. The film stars Ethan Embry, Ed O'Neill and JoBeth Williams with a cameo appearance by golfer great Arnold Palmer. O' Neill and Embry would work together again over a decade later in the 2003 version of the series Dragnet. Ari Meyers and E.G. Daily co-starred.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dutch

    duch, adj. belonging to Holland or its people—in old writers rather applied to the Germans: heavy, clumsy, as in Dutch-built, -buttocked, &c.—n. Dutch′man, a native of Holland.—Dutch auction, courage, tiles (see Auction, Courage, Tile); Dutch carpet, a mixed material of cotton and wool for floor coverings; Dutch cheese, a small round cheese made on the Continent from skim-milk; Dutch clinkers, a hard brick for paving stables, &c.; Dutch clover, white clover; Dutch concert, a concert in which singers sing their various songs simultaneously, or each one sings a verse of any song he likes between bursts of some familiar chorus; Dutch drops, a balsam, or popular nostrum, of oil of turpentine, tincture of guaiacum, &c.; Dutch liquid, an oily substance obtained by mixing chlorine and olefiant gases—not miscible with water, readily dissolving in ether and alcohol, producing anæsthesia; Dutch metal, sometimes called Dutch gold or Dutch leaf, is an alloy of copper and zinc; Dutch oven (see Oven); Dutch pink (see Pink); Dutch rush, the scouring-rush; Dutch wife, an open frame of rattan or cane used in the Dutch Indies, to rest the limbs upon in bed.—Talk like a Dutch uncle, to rebuke with kindness. [Ger. deutsch, (lit.) belonging to the people—Old High Ger. diutisk, of which -isk = the Eng. suffix -ish, and diut = A.S. theod, Goth. thiuda, a nation. See Teutonic.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dutch

    Language, or rather gibberish, which cannot be understood by a listener. (See DOUBLE DUTCH.)

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dutch' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4024

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dutch' in Adjectives Frequency: #541

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dutch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dutch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Dutch in a Sentence

  1. Don Ceder:

    There is a huge group of Dutch people who feel that they're not being represented, and this group transcends color, age, gender and cultural background.

  2. Martine Gosselink:

    For instance, many Dutch people don't understand why Eskimo is an offensive term, but it is, and indigenous people don't like to be called that way, also Lapland [the northern Scandinavian region populated by the Sami people] is an offensive term, but not many people know it.

  3. Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem:

    I hope the Dutch can get over their chagrin and say: 'Yes, we are annoyed with Europe, we are annoyed with this Dutch government, but we will still support Ukraine.

  4. Kimberly Morgan:

    Geert Wilders’s popular, but the Dutch system has a lot of coalitions and not many other parties appear willing to work with Geert Wilders.

  5. Umer Raffat:

    Theoretically, a Teva/Allergan generics business combo offers Teva the opportunity to get what it was looking for without having to go through Dutch courts.

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