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Hollander

[hol-uh n-der] /ˈhɒl ən dər/
noun
1.
John, 1929–2013, U.S. poet and critic.
2.
a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands.
Origin of Hollander
1540-1550
First recorded in 1540-50; Holland + -er1
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  • A Hollander, might just as well have chanted modern Greek, or Coptic.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • My Hollander, I bargained not for this when I took passage here.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • My Hollander, even the poet, friend of the immortals, can eat.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • I am glad to answer to the toast, "The Hollander as an American."

    America First

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  • The Hollander was a good American,213 because the Hollander was fitted to be a good citizen.

    America First

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  • "I thought you'd be asking about them," the Hollander commented dryly.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • A gruff Hollander by the name of Peter Houter was the ferryman.

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • I don't know; but the young fellow is a Hollander and his face is familiar to me.

  • Still there was no visible sign of the big Hollander himself.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
British Dictionary definitions for Hollander

Hollander

/ˈhɒləndə/
noun
1.
another name for a Dutchman
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Word Origin and History for Hollander

"native or inhabitant of Holland," mid-15c., from Holland + -er (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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