What does Dutch mean?

Definitions for Dutch

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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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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. Kenneth Tveter:

    You can try and pick winners in the shipping segment of the equity markets, but to get a pure play you need the derivatives market, the new fund will look at all the parts of refining that will be affected by the new regulations. In another sign of the impact of IMO 2020, China said on July 4 that it planned to launch a futures contract for low-sulphur fuel oil by the end of the year. Dutch asset manager Robeco is also focussing on fuel, but it's investing in oil refineries that are well-placed to produce large quantities of low-sulphur diesel.

  2. 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.

  3. Kristie Mewis:

    And I was so proud of these players, the way they stepped up and handled the game, considering that some of them didnt have a chance to train properly before this camp. Lavelle also scored when the United States beat the Netherlands in Lyon, France, last year for the teams second straight World Cup title. Nine of the 11 U.S. starters for the final were in the starting lineup on Friday. Notably missing was Alex Morgan, who came in as a second-half substitute for her 170th appearance with the team. Morgan, currently playing for Tottenham, had not played for the United States since the World Cup final because she was pregnant with and gave birth to daughter Charlie. Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman was not with the team because of a personal matter that was not related to COVID-19. Wiegman, a former Dutch midfielder who has coached the team since 2017, will take over as Englands national team coach next September, succeeding Phil Neville. Lavelle struck a left-footed goal on a break in the 41st minute. Kristie Mewis subbed in to join her younger sister on the field and scored nine minutes later. Sam Mewis was among the first to embrace her sister in celebration. I was I was so nervous to shoot it, but I just wound up and gave it the best I could. And then turning around and just realizing what had just happened and seeing Sam and Alex running towards me was so special. Its a very surreal moment for me.

  4. Jason Smith -LRB- left -RRB-:

    The leaving of cookies for Santa or St. Nicholas is a tradition that started during the Feast of St. Nicholas that the Dutch held each year, they would bring cookies to honor the saint, and to give travelers a snack for when they arrived from all over the country to praise the saint.

  5. Gorden Isler:

    After more than two years of intensive cooperation with the Italian and Dutch authorities, this procedure is completely incomprehensible.

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    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    • A. apex
    • B. endeavor
    • C. transition
    • D. disguise

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