Danish

[ dey-nish ]
/ ˈdeɪ nɪʃ /
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adjective

of or relating to the Danes, their country, or their language.

noun

a North Germanic language, the language of Denmark, closely related to Norwegian, Swedish, and Icelandic.
(sometimes lowercase) Danish pastry.

Origin of Danish

before 900; Middle English, alteration of Denish (by influence of Dan Dane), Old English Denisc, from Germanic danisk- (unattested); see Dane, -ish1
Related formsnon-Dan·ish, adjectivepro-Dan·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for danish

Danish

/ (ˈdeɪnɪʃ) /

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Denmark, its people, or their language

noun

the official language of Denmark, belonging to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European family
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Word Origin and History for danish

Danish


Old English Denisc "people of Denmark" (see Dane); danish pastry is 1934; shortened form danish is from 1963.

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