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[hol-uh n-der] /ˈhɒl ən dər/
John, 1929–2013, U.S. poet and critic.
a native or inhabitant of the Netherlands.
Origin of Hollander
First recorded in 1540-50; Holland + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Hollander wonders how any reasonable being can dwell in a country where they do not drink gin.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • "I thought you'd be asking about them," the Hollander commented dryly.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • On the land the Spaniard still held his own, but on the water the Hollander was master of the situation.

    The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • A Hollander, might just as well have chanted modern Greek, or Coptic.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • I don't know; but the young fellow is a Hollander and his face is familiar to me.

  • My Hollander, I bargained not for this when I took passage here.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • These artists, at first educated in one of the native schools, obtained from a Hollander European School.

  • My Hollander, even the poet, friend of the immortals, can eat.

    Sir Ludar Talbot Baines Reed
  • The Vanderkists all began life as very pretty little girls, but showed more or less of the Hollander ancestry as they grow up.

    The Long Vacation Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for Hollander


another name for a Dutchman
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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