noun Sometimes Offensive.
an alloy of copper and zinc in the form of thin sheets, used as an imitation of gold leaf.
Why Are People From The Netherlands Called Dutch?A demonym is any name derived from a place that helps describe people who live there. Californians are people who live in California. Frenchmen live in France. And so on. But what about the demonyms that are seemingly random? How the heck did people from the Netherlands become the Dutch, for example? Where Dutch came from Before we dig into this demonym, there are three terms …
Also called Dutch foil, Dutch leaf, Dutch metal.
Dutch gold is not really gold. Because Dutch is used to mean “inauthentic” or “fake,” the term is sometimes perceived as insulting to or by the Dutch. See also Dutch.
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British Dictionary definitions for dutch metal (1 of 2)
a substitute for gold leaf, consisting of thin sheets of copper that have been turned yellow by exposure to the fumes of molten zinc
British Dictionary definitions for dutch metal (2 of 2)
another name for Dutch metal
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