Pennsylvania Dutch

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Etymology[edit]

From Pennsylvania + Dutch, in the now obsolete sense of "German".

Noun[edit]

Pennsylvania Dutch pl (plural only)

  1. Those people of German origin who settled in the Pennsylvania area prior to 1800, and their descendants.

Proper noun[edit]

Pennsylvania Dutch

  1. Their language, Pennsylvania German, a High German language descended from Palatine German. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.).
  2. (nonstandard) The Old Order Amish.

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Adjective[edit]

Pennsylvania Dutch (not comparable)

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

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