of, relating to, or characteristic of the natives or inhabitants of the Netherlands or their country or language.
pertaining to or designating the style of painting and subject matter developed in the Netherlands during the 17th century, chiefly characterized by the use of chiaroscuro, muted tones, naturalistic colors or forms, and of genre, landscape, or still-life subjects drawn from contemporary urban and rural life.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Archaic. German; Teutonic.
Idioms about Dutch
go Dutch, Sometimes Offensive. to have each person pay their own expenses: a dinner where everyone goes Dutch.: Also go dutch .
in Dutch, Sometimes Offensive. in trouble or disfavor (with someone): in Dutch with the teacher for disturbing the class.
- pre-Dutch, adjective
- pseudo-Dutch, adjective
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How to use Dutch in a sentence
Between June and October 1943, 4,283 British, 1,303 Dutch, 1,630 Australian, and 88 American soldiers died.
“We are not proponents of Dutch citizens getting involved in the struggle,” says Bahoz Derik of the Dutch Kurdish FedKom network.
Dutch and German motorcycle gangs got a lot of publicity saying they were fighting against the so-called Islamic State in Syria.
Indeed, a common racial slur in Dutch is, precisely, roetmop, which means soot mop.
“Because Dutch people have these childhood memories, they cannot see Black Piet for what it is,” says Bergman.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
She did her work at a most interesting period in Dutch painting.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
The stratagem worked, because the ships went about from one tack to the other without being seen by the Dutch.
The vessel escaped miraculously, with sails torn by shots from three Dutch vessels, which they took for one of their own.
The fire crackled around the Dutch ovens, and the odor of coffee came floating by.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for dutch (1 of 2)
Cockney slang wife
British Dictionary definitions for Dutch (2 of 2)
the Dutch (functioning as plural) the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of the Netherlands
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Netherlands, its inhabitants, or their language
go Dutch informal to share expenses equally
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Other Idioms and Phrases with Dutch
In addition to the idioms beginning with Dutch
- Dutch courage
- Dutch treat
- Dutch uncle
- beat all (the Dutch)
- double Dutch
- in Dutch
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