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Probably Holland +‎ -er; compare the German Holländer.


Hollander (plural Hollanders)

  1. Somebody from Holland.
  2. (archaic) A Dutch person.
    • 1658, Jan van Riebeeck, Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope[1]:
      Hollanders are not a nation to rob another of its property, but desire to live in friendship with all people, and trade with them.
  3. A very hard, semi-glazed, green or dark brown brick, which will not absorb water.
    Synonym: Dutch clinker
  4. Short for Hollander beater.
    • 1889, Johannes Rudolf Wagner, ‎William Crookes, Handbook of Chemical Technology:
      The first operation (in making paper) is performed by two machines, called the half-hollander and the whole-hollander

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Proper noun[edit]

Hollander (plural Hollanders)

  1. A surname​.


Hollander” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.



From Middle Dutch hollander. Equivalent to Holland +‎ -er.

The toponym is first attested in 1978 as Hollander. It is derived from the demonym and refers to the first inhabitant(s) of the settlement. Compare Brabander.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɦɔˌlɑn.dər/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Hol‧lan‧der


Hollander m (plural Hollanders)

  1. Hollander, person from Holland (e.g. North Holland or South Holland) or of Hollandic descent.
  2. (Belgium) Dutchman (person from the Netherlands)
  3. A hamlet in Leudal, Limburg, Netherlands.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike Holland, which is sometimes used for the Netherlands as a whole in patriotic contexts, Dutch people are not very likely to use Hollander to refer to any Dutch person.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Jersey Dutch: Hôl-läänder
  • Caribbean Hindustani: Holandar