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 ?
"Not much o' fellow-creaturs, I think, Miss; all I know--my old master, as war a knowin' man, used to say, says he, 'If e'er I sow my wheat wi'out brinin', I'm a Dutchman,' says he; an' that war as much as to say as a Dutchman war a fool, or next door.
"Then Pata Matara's sister fled from the campong and went to live in the Dutchman's house.
The Dutchman stood by looking on; he smiled down at her; his white teeth flashed; the hair on his lip was like two twisted flames.
The malice of a Dutchman. His arrival at an island.
I observed among them a Dutchman, who seemed to be of some authority, though he was not commander of either ship.
I will make an offer to you: I have nineteen months' pay due to me on board the ship -, which I came out of England in; and the Dutchman that is with me has seven months' pay due to him.
Some went bare, only for a hanging cloak or great-coat, and carried their trousers on their backs like a useless burthen: some had made an imitation of the tartan with little parti-coloured stripes patched together like an old wife's quilt; others, again, still wore the Highland philabeg, but by putting a few stitches between the legs transformed it into a pair of trousers like a Dutchman's.
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 wish you was in it, you pig-headed Dutchman!" he shouted.
Soon the cries of the victims slaughtered in the poultry-yard, the hasty steps of Madame Cropole up that little wooden staircase, so narrow and so echoing, the bounding pace of Pittrino, who only that morning was smoking at the door with all the phlegm of a Dutchman; all this communicated something like surprise and agitation to the traveler.
It was lamentable that one was more amused by the ridiculous figure cut by the Dutchman than outraged by Strickland's brutal treatment of him.