Pennsylvania Dutch(redirected from Pa dutch)
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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.]
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
1. (used with a pl. v.) the Pennsylvania Germans.
(Ling) → Pennsylvania-Deutsch nt
pl (= people) → Pennsylvania-Deutsche pl
adj → pennsylvania-deutsch