Dutchman

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Dutch +‎ -man

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Dutchman (plural Dutchmen)

  1. A Dutch man; a man from the Netherlands.
  2. (US) A nickname for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    2003 Bradley, James Flyboys. New York: Little, Brown and Company. Ch 8:
    • President Roosevelt called a press conference in the Oval Office. [...] when asked where the Billys had originated, the Dutchman smiled broadly [...].
  3. (South Africa, derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A 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.

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