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.
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 big Dutchman by her side rolled menacing eyes through the still sunshine.
I observed among them a Dutchman, who seemed to be of some authority, though he was not commander of either ship.
I made the captain a very low bow, and then, turning to the Dutchman, said, "I was sorry to find more mercy in a heathen, than in a brother christian.
I got down into the canoe, while the Dutchman, standing upon the deck, loaded me with all the curses and injurious terms his language could afford.
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.
When we were at sea we began to consult with the two seamen, and inquire what the meaning of all this should be; and the Dutchman confirmed the gunner's story about the false sale of the ship and of the murder of the captain, and also how that he, this Dutchman, and four more got into the woods, where they wandered about a great while, till at length he made his escape, and swam off to a Dutch ship, which was sailing near the shore in its way from China.
This happy step was, indeed, our deliverance: for though we did not immediately see any European ships in the bay of Tonquin, yet the next morning there came into the bay two Dutch ships; and a third without any colours spread out, but which we believed to be a Dutchman, passed by at about two leagues' distance, steering for the coast of China; and in the afternoon went by two English ships steering the same course; and thus we thought we saw ourselves beset with enemies both one way and the other.
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
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.