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Etymology edit

From Netherland(s) +‎ -ish.

Proper noun edit


  1. (dated) The Dutch language.
    • 1897, Chamber's encyclopœdia:
      It has been said that Old English is Dutch, and to no other nation is the study of the Netherlandish more interesting than to the English.
    • 1991, Sarah Grey Thomason, Terrence Kaufman, Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics, Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford: University of California Press, page 321:
      Low Dutch means both Low Frankish (or Netherlandish) and Low Saxon (or “Low German”).

Adjective edit

Netherlandish (not comparable)

  1. (dated or jargon) Of or pertaining to the Netherlands.
    • 2023, Shannon McSheffrey, Ad Putter, “The Formation of the Hatmakers' Fraternity”, in The Dutch Hatmakers of Late Medieval and Tudor London: with an edition of their bilinguial Guild Ordinances, Boydell & Brewer, →JSTOR, page 48:
      Even more strikingly assumptive of a Low Countries context is Article 12's prescription that any guild brother who maimed another 'shall compownde with' and 'recompense and satisfy' the person whom he hurt. Composition or settlement of interpersonal wrongs by money compensation, rather than state prosecution, was common in much of Europe, including in Netherlandish cities.

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Almost exclusively used today in reference to early Netherlandish painting.

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