Pennsylvania Dutch


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Pennsylvania Dutch

n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) The descendants of German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1600s and 1700s.
2. The dialect of High German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Also called Dutch, Pennsylvania German. See Note at all.
3. The style of folk art and decorative arts developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

[Alteration of German Deutsch, German; see Plattdeutsch.]

Pennsylvania Dutch

n
1. (Languages) Also called: Pennsylvania German a dialect of German spoken in E Pennsylvania
2. (Peoples) the Pennsylvania Dutch (functioning as plural) a group of German-speaking people in E Pennsylvania, descended from 18th-century settlers from SW Germany and Switzerland

Penn′sylva′nia Dutch′


n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the Pennsylvania Germans.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Pennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and MarylandPennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
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Pennsylvania Dutch

n
(Ling) → Pennsylvania-Deutsch nt
pl (= people)Pennsylvania-Deutsche pl
adjpennsylvania-deutsch
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amp;nbsp;In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Mardi Gras is known as Fastnacht.
Celebrated on February 2 in America and Canada, Groundhog Day is a popular tradition which stems from the Pennsylvania Dutch, who thought that if a groundhog emerged from its burrow and saw a shadow, it would retreat into its den and winter would continue.
You can bet dollar for dollar a "pot" cook is Pennsylvania Dutch, or at least learned to cook in Southeastern Pennsylvania or Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
In Pennsylvania, Koziars Christmas Village offers a Santa train ride, Pennsylvania Dutch holiday food and more.
PENNSYLVANIA Dutch won on his only racecourse outing last term and he can pick up where he left off in the Rothwell Handicap at Leicester.
Thoroughly researched, sweeping in scope, and attentive to both linguistic concerns and historical currents, Louden's book provides both an overview of Pennsylvania Dutch speakers and their culture and a detailed analysis of the language itself.
While only a small part of the American population utilize it, Pennsylvania Dutch has been spoken continuously since the late eighteenth century.
Reading Terminal Market was my favourite spot to grab specialities of the Pennsylvania Dutch - a group which includes some Old Order Amish.
Ken Standhardt: "I grew up on a fifth-generation working Pennsylvania Dutch farm outside of Philadelphia.
The American variety of meatloaf was a creation of the late 19th century, a take on the Pennsylvania Dutch loaf of spiced pork scraps, cornmeal, and flour that's known as scrapple.
The first installment of the program, "Dutch County Memories," draws on Justice's Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.

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