What does Dutch mean?

Definitions for Dutch

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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


  1. dutch

    1) An adjective that refers to something originating from or related to the Netherlands. 2) A group or language of Indo-European family spoken by the people of the Netherlands and a large part of Belgium. 3) Used in phrases referring to an informal arrangement where each person participating pays for their own expenses, such as in "Go Dutch" which means to split the bill for a meal or outing.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DUTCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dutch is ranked #30980 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dutch surname appeared 750 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dutch.

    73.4% or 551 total occurrences were White.
    18.5% or 139 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 29 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 16 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

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British National Corpus

  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. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte:

    The reality is that in the near future, a large part of the Dutch population will be infected with the virus, we can slow down the spread of the virus while building controlled group immunity.

  2. Hendrik Willem Van Loon:

    Great Britain, an island off the Dutch coast, which is responsible for the happiness of fully one-quarter of the human race. Per: Van Loon's Geography, Copy-write 1932. Garden City Publishing, Copy-write 1937; Page-216.

  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. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    I am horrified by the idea that the Dutch are being taken hostage in a political game.

  5. Martin Luyckx:

    In the Dutch press, there has been a lot of talk about there's maybe too many tourists in Amsterdam and it being too busy, instead of being all negative about it, we wanted to do something positive because Yellow Bike has been around for 25 years, and on a daily basis we work with tourists and we see how much fun the interaction can be between tourists and the locals.

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