Dutchman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Dutchman a native or inhabitant of Holland
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dutchman A native, or one of the people, of Holland.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Dutchman A member of the Dutch race; a Hollander: in the United States often locally applied to Germans, and sometimes to Scandinavians.
    • n Dutchman [lowercase] A wooden block or wedge used to hide the opening in a badly made joint.
    • n Dutchman The ship commanded by this captain.
    • n Dutchman [lowercase] A layer of suet fastened with skewers into a roast of lean beef or mutton.
    • n Dutchman [lowercase] In lumbering, a short stick placed transversely between the outer logs of a load to divert the load toward the middle and so keep the logs from falling off.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dutchman a native of Holland
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. deutsch, (lit.) belonging to the people—Old High Ger. diutisk, of which -isk = the Eng. suffix -ish, and diut = A.S. theod, Goth. thiuda, a nation. See Teutonic.

Usage

In literature:

Beauty like hers was strange and wonderful to the young Dutchman.
"The Bow of Orange Ribbon" by Amelia E. Barr
In his state of mind, did he not believe in fairy tales, sailors' superstitions, the Flying Dutchman, and hobgoblins?
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Not very fast, you may suggest, for a Revenue cutter or for the Dutchman either.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
One belongs to a Dutchman.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Before her mother and sisters came back to Marbridge, Julia had written to the old Dutchman.
"The Good Comrade" by Una L. Silberrad
They must either lie like a Dutchman and be damned, or tell the truth and be hanged.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
If Spain had not wanted to whip the Dutchman, the Dutchman would not have whipped Spain.
"Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z" by Various
It often puzzles a Dutchman to handle that Iroquois nation.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
Here comes the Dutchman!
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
I cultivated the thick-headed Dutchman, and succeeded in getting into his good graces.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
A Dutchman born in the Island of Curacao.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
From boyhood I never met a Dutchman whom it was not my duty to knock down.
"The Blue Pavilions" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The Dutchman was for vengeance on his own account, Seth Craddock out of the consideration entirely.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
Hast thou marked, my Dutchman, the summer laughter on a field of golden corn?
"Sir Ludar" by Talbot Baines Reed
As to Miss Gorman, I will go over to Knockowen and see if anything can be done to intercept the Dutchman.
"Kilgorman" by Talbot Baines Reed
There were two stalls, one serving the Dutchman for his living room, the other for his workshop.
"The Armourer's Prentices" by Charlotte M. Yonge
You look over ze most left, and you vill see ze land of ze fat, heavy Dutchmans.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
The Dutchman and I took our seats on cushions directly below the divan.
"James Braithwaite, the Supercargo" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sturdy figure of a Dutchman followed.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
It is that of the flying Dutchman, whose legend so deeply touches her, that she has grown to love its hero, without having in reality seen him.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
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In poetry:

"Twenty-nine!--Diable you say!
That was in Skipper Kirkland's day!
What was the Flying Dutchman's name?
This old rover must be the same.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Dutchman all was the Commodore
At once when he saw his wondrous guest,
Marveling much and marveling more
As he listed the visitor’s request.
"A Business Transaction" by James Jeffrey Roche
Don't believe in the Flying Dutchman?
I've known the fellow for years;
My button I've wrenched from his clutch, man:
I shudder whenever he nears!
"The Flying Dutchman" by James Russell Lowell
My spirit, you are the Flying Dutchman,
always returning to the primal darkness,
getting drunk on the blowing of the wind!
A policeman blowing his whistle.
"A Suicide in front of a Mirror" by Srecko Kosovel
An' I wish she was a-sailin' for 'Frisco once again
With a sandy Glasgow skipper an' a kickin' mate from Maine,
With a Finn an' a Frenchy, an' a woolly Portugee,
A Scotchman, a Dutchman, an' Casey an' me!
"Casey An' Me" by Cicely Fox Smith
In the skysail clipper Merlin, bound for 'Frisco once again,
With a sandy Glasgow skipper an' a kickin' mate from Maine,
With a Finn an' a Frenchy, an' a woolly Portugee,
A Scotchman, a Dutchman, an' Casey an' me!
"Casey An' Me" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

In Vegas, Dutchman Stumbles to Victory.
This highly regarded sporting dog was perfected in Germany by a Dutchman, Edward Korthals, between 1865 and 1885.
BERT BLYLEVEN, the Flinging Dutchman, missed Cooperstown last winter by five votes.
Schalke say they have received no offers for Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and understand that Arsenal do not have the money to sign the Dutchman.
Dutchman Launches Life-sized Replica Of Noah's Ark .
Dutchman fulfills quest to build replica of Noah's Ark .
Noah's Ark replica launched by Dutchman.
Just as the first storms of winter roll in, Dutchman Johan Huibers has finished his 20-year quest to build a full-scale, functioning model of Noah's Ark -- an undertaking of, well, biblical proportions.
Dutchman builds life-size replica of Noah's ark .
It's that wafer ash set next to the hardy Dutchman's pipe that reminds me of the unlikely sight we caught on hotel cable TV: Al Schön espousing orange wines.
Dutchman fulfills quest to build replica of Noah's Ark.
It's the last weekend of the season for vehicle access to the trails along the Cascade Lakes Highway from Dutchman Flat to the Deschutes Bridge.
Crews were successfully able to contain a more than 380-acre wildfire that scorched shrub and grasslands on Dutchman Ridge in the Lake Mountain area in Utah County.
The campus of Das Dutchman Essenhaus will have its toy show from 9 am to 2:30 pm Jan 19.
Body of man who hunted legendary 'Lost Dutchman's' gold mine believed found in Arizona mountains.
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