Definition of Dutchman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌtʃmən/

noun (plural Dutchmen)

1A male native or inhabitant of the Netherlands, or a man of Dutch descent.
Example sentences
  • At their trial in April last year six Britons and two Dutchmen were given three-year jail terms for spying while the others received one-year suspended sentences for aiding and abetting.
  • Last year's second-placed rider achieved that target on the summit but was unable to shake off the Dutchman on the 15 km descent and was pipped in a sprint for the line.
  • Elsewhere we read that we English have got ‘a kingdom none can take’ while we bash up Spaniards, French and Dutchmen.
1.1South African derogatory An Afrikaner.
Example sentences
  • The fight one of the reasons which precipitated the possible split with him as he does not want to defend against the Dutchman in his country.


I'm a Dutchman

British Used to express one’s disbelief or as a way of underlining an emphatic assertion: if she’s seventeen, I’m a Dutchman
More example sentences
  • If that's not an incentive to get involved, I'm a Dutchman.
  • If this is a parallel to the rise of Nazism, then I'm a Dutchman.
  • If this piece could possibly be viewed as a celebration, I'm a Dutchman.

Words that rhyme with Dutchman


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