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From Middle English Ducheman; equivalent to Dutch +‎ -man.


  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌt͡ʃmən/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌtʃmən


Dutchman (plural Dutchmen)

  1. A Dutch man; a man from the Netherlands.
  2. A man of Dutch descent.
  3. (US) A male Pennsylvania German.
  4. (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.
  5. (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.
  6. (nautical) Ellipsis of Flying Dutchman.: a ghost ship

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  1. (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 [...].