[hol-uh n-der]

Origin of Hollander

First recorded in 1540–50; Holland + -er1
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Examples from the Web for hollander

Contemporary Examples of hollander

Historical Examples of hollander

  • A Hollander, might just as well have chanted modern Greek, or Coptic.

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

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

    Sir Ludar

    Talbot Baines Reed

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

    Sir Ludar

    Talbot Baines Reed

  • I am glad to answer to the toast, "The Hollander as an American."

  • The Hollander was a good American,213 because the Hollander was fitted to be a good citizen.

British Dictionary definitions for hollander


  1. another name for a Dutchman
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Word Origin and History for hollander


"native or inhabitant of Holland," mid-15c., from Holland + -er (1).

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