Meaning of “Dutchman” in the English Dictionary


"Dutchman" in English

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Dutchmannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʌtʃ.mən/ us /ˈdʌtʃ.mən/ plural -men uk /-mən/ us

Examples from literature

  • In 1690, Dutchman Cornelius van Drebbel invented the first moving undersea submarine. 
  • Do not call a German a Dutchman. 
  • I hardly ever knew a mean Dutchman. 
  • I must say the pleasure of meeting was more on the Dutchman's side than on the Englishman's. 
  • It is, however, in no sense Dutch: the girl is not Dutch, the painting is Dutch only because it is the work of a Dutchman. 
  • Now you see what you get by taking a fancy to a Dutchman. 


(Definition of “Dutchman” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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