See also: dutchman
Dutchman (plural Dutchmen)
- A Dutch man; a man from the Netherlands.
- 1880 [1610 March 13], Galileo Galilei, Johannes Kepler, “The Astronomical Messenger”, in Edward Stafford Carlos, transl., The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei and a Part of the Preface to Kepler's Dioptrics Containing the Original Account of Galileo's Astronomical Discoveries: A Translation with Introduction and Notes, London: Rivingtons, translation of Sidereus Nuncius: […] , →OCLC, page 10:
- About ten months ago a report reached my ears that a Dutchman had constructed a telescope, by the aid of which visible objects, although at a great distance from the eye of the observer, were seen distinctly as if near; […]
- A man of Dutch descent.
- (US) A male Pennsylvania German.
- (archaic or dated) A male German.
- 1974, Robert Blair, Tales of the Superstitions: The Origins of the Lost Dutchman's Legend:
- […] There have been at least four legendary Lost Dutchman's gold mines in the American West, including the famed Superstition mine of Jacob Waltz.
- (South Africa, derogatory, ethnic slur) A male white Afrikaner.
- 1990, Rian Malan, My Traitor's Heart: Blood and Bad Dreams, page 54:
- […] the tyranny of the rockspiders, crunchies, hairybacks, ropes, and bloody Dutchmen. Those were the names by which we referred to Afrikaners.
- (nautical) Ellipsis of .: a ghost ship
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a Dutch man
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- (US) A nickname for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 2003, James Bradley, chapter 8, in Flyboys, New York: Little, Brown and Company:
- President Roosevelt called a press conference in the Oval Office. [...] when asked where the Billys had originated, the Dutchman smiled broadly [...].