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 people(noun)

    the people of the Netherlands

    "the Dutch are famous for their tulips"

  2. Dutch(adj)

    the West Germanic language of the Netherlands

  3. Dutch(adj)

    of or relating to the Netherlands or its people or culture

    "Dutch painting"; "Dutch painters"


  1. Dutch(Adjective)


  2. Dutch(Adjective)

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

  3. Dutch(Adjective)

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

  4. Dutch(Adjective)

    In a shared manner; of a shared expense.

  5. Dutch(ProperNoun)

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

  6. Dutch(ProperNoun)

    The people from the Netherlands.

  7. Dutch(ProperNoun)

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

  8. Dutch(ProperNoun)

    A German.

  9. dutch(Noun)


  10. Origin: Short for duchess

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dutch(adj)

    pertaining to Holland, or to its inhabitants

  2. Dutch(noun)

    the people of Holland; Dutchmen

  3. Dutch(noun)

    the language spoken in Holland

  4. Origin: [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

How to pronounce Dutch?

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How to say Dutch in sign language?

  1. dutch


  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. Max Verstappen:

    Because im dutch

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

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

  3. Mark Rutte:

    It's good that so many of the Dutch want this government to continue ... and that's what we will do.

  4. Foreign Minister Bert Koenders:

    The referendum law says The Dutch government will have to reconsider if there is a( negative) outcome.

  5. Martine Gosselink:

    It's not a matter of whitewashing our Dutch history, we do think that old colonial terms are also part of it.

Images & Illustrations of Dutch

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