Dutchman


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Dutch·man

 (dŭch′mən)
n.
1.
a. A man who is a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands.
b. A man of Dutch ancestry.
2.
a. Archaic A member of any of the Germanic peoples of central or northern Europe.
b. Northern & Western US A person of German ancestry.
3. dutchman Something used to fill or cover a gap, especially a block of wood or stone set into a larger piece to replace a damaged section.

Dutchman

(ˈdʌtʃmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Peoples) a native, citizen, or inhabitant of the Netherlands
2. a piece of wood, metal, etc, used to repair or patch faulty workmanship
3. (Peoples) often derogatory South African an Afrikaner

Dutch•man

(ˈdʌtʃ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. Older Use. a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands.
2. (l.c.) a piece or wedge inserted to hide the fault in a badly made joint, to stop an opening, etc.
3. Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive. (a term used to refer to a German.)
[1350–1400]
usage: Definition 4 was originally standard English, but around the time of World War I it became a slang term of contempt. Though not common today, it is sometimes perceived as insulting.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dutchman - a native or inhabitant of HollandDutchman - a native or inhabitant of Holland  
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Translations
Holanďan
hollænder
hollantilainen
Nizozemac
holland férfi
オランダ人男性
네덜란드 사람
olandezolandezi
holländare
ผู้ชายชาวดัตช์
đàn ông Hà Lan

Dutchman

[ˈdʌtʃmən] N (Dutchmen (pl)) → holandés m
it's him or I'm a Dutchmanque me maten si no es él

Dutchman

[ˈdʌtʃmən] nHollandais m

Dutchman

[ˈdʌtʃmən] n (-men (pl)) → olandese m

Dutchman

رَجُل هولنديّ Holanďan hollænder Holländer Ολλανδός holandés hollantilainen Hollandais Nizozemac olandese オランダ人男性 네덜란드 사람 Nederlander nederlender Holender holandês голландец holländare ผู้ชายชาวดัตช์ Hollandalı đàn ông Hà Lan 荷兰人
References in classic literature ?
That he might make his appearance before his mistress in the true style of a cavalier, he borrowed a horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliated, a choleric old Dutchman of the name of Hans Van Ripper, and, thus gallantly mounted, issued forth like a knight- errant in quest of adventures.
After its first blunder-born discovery by a Dutchman, all other ships long shunned those shores as pestiferously barbarous; but the whale-ship touched there.
Here I have this confounded son of a Dutchman sitting in my own house drinking of my own rum
I observed among them a Dutchman, who seemed to be of some authority, though he was not commander of either ship.
But what made the best show in the field of the banquet was half a dozen botas of wine, for each of them produced his own from his alforjas; even the good Ricote, who from a Morisco had transformed himself into a German or Dutchman, took out his, which in size might have vied with the five others.
His father was no society for him; he must go fuddling with a Dutchman, Nance, and now he's caught.
The Dutchman, and a fine old fellow is is, I can see that, said that time you two came into the room, that you must have another transfusion of blood, and that both you and he were exhausted.
The Dutchman (he was not Flamand, but pure Hollandais) was slow, cool, of rather dense intelligence, though sound and accurate judgment; the Englishman far more nervous, active, quicker both to plan and to practise, to conceive and to realize.
The Dutchman maintains it to have been that of a Frenchman; but we find it stated that 'not understanding French this witness was examined through an interpreter.
They did tell me of one drunken Dutchman who said he’d have the life of me before I got back to the lake agin.
She might have been the very Flying Dutchman, so foul, draggled, and unkempt was every rope and stick aboard.
I rather take him to be a Dutchman, or one of your high Germans," said another citizen.