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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In the 1800s the tradition of a Christmas tree was widespread in Germany, then moved to England and then to America through Pennsylvanian German immigrants.
Already undergoing preservation treatment are sound recordings of traditional singers from New England, song and story-telling from the Pennsylvanian Germans, revival church services from Appalachia, and spoken-word recordings made by the American Dialect Society.

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