Pennsylvania Dutch

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From Pennsylvania + Dutch, in the now obsolete sense of "German". Also by folk etymology from the German word "Deutsch" meaning "German".

Noun[edit]

Pennsylvania Dutch (countable and uncountable, plural Pennsylvania Dutch)

  1. (plural) Those people of German origin who settled in the Pennsylvania area prior to 1800, and their descendants.
  2. (uncountable) Their language, Pennsylvania German, a High German language descended from Palatine German. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.).
  3. (nonstandard) The Old Order Amish.

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Pennsylvania Dutch (not comparable)

  1. Related to the Pennsylvania German people or their language.

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