Origin of Dutch
Examples from the Web for dutch
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.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.
But the true forgery—like the work of Han van Meegeren, the Dutch World War 2-era forger of Vermeer—is actually very rare.Are Over Half the Works on the Art Market Really Fakes?|Tom Sykes|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But when quite near they saw that it was a Dutch ship, and consequently began to retire in all haste.
These fortifications were hardly commenced when another Dutch fleet appeared before the town.Mexico, Aztec, Spanish and Republican Vol. 1 of 2|Brantz Mayer
One of the Dutch vessels captured was to go as almiranta; but it did not make the voyage, as it was unseaworthy.
And having killed ye men, they made a pray of what they had, and chafered away some of their things to ye Dutch that lived their.Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'|William Bradford
Similarly, there are few, if any, portraits as strong as these wonderful canvases of the Dutch school.
Word Origin for dutch
late 14c., used first of Germans generally, after c.1600 of Hollanders, from Middle Dutch duutsch, from Old High German duit-isc, corresponding to Old English þeodisc "belonging to the people," used especially of the common language of Germanic people, from þeod "people, race, nation," from Proto-Germanic *theudo "popular, national" (see Teutonic), from PIE root *teuta- "people" (cf. Old Irish tuoth "people," Old Lithuanian tauta "people," Old Prussian tauto "country," Oscan touto "community").
As a language name, first recorded as Latin theodice, 786 C.E. in correspondence between Charlemagne's court and the Pope, in reference to a synodical conference in Mercia; thus it refers to Old English. First reference to the German language (as opposed to a Germanic one) is two years later. The sense was extended from the language to the people who spoke it (in German, Diutisklant, ancestor of Deutschland, was in use by 13c.).
Sense narrowed to "of the Netherlands" in 17c., after they became a united, independent state and the focus of English attention and rivalry. In Holland, Duits (formerly duitsch) is used of the people of Germany. The Middle English sense survives in Pennsylvania Dutch, name of the people who immigrated from the Rhineland and Switzerland.
Since c.1600, Dutch (adj.) has been a "pejorative label pinned by English speakers on almost anything they regard as inferior, irregular, or contrary to 'normal' (i.e., their own) practice" [Rawson]. E.g. Dutch treat (1887), Dutch uncle (1838), etc. -- probably exceeded in such usage only by Indian and Irish -- reflecting first British commercial and military rivalry and later heavy German immigration to U.S.
The Dutch themselves spoke English well enough to understand the unsavory connotations of the label and in 1934 Dutch officials were ordered by their government to stop using the term Dutch. Instead, they were to rewrite their sentences so as to employ the official The Netherlands. [Rawson]
Dutch oven is from 1769; OED lists it among the words describing things from Holland, but perhaps it is here used in the slighting sense. Dutch elm disease (1927) so called because it was first discovered in Holland (caused by fungus Ceratocystis ulmi).
In addition to the idioms beginning with Dutch
- Dutch courage
- Dutch treat
- Dutch uncle
- beat all (the Dutch)
- double Dutch
- in Dutch