|1.||false courage gained from drinking alcohol|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
Dutch courage definition
False courage acquired by drinking liquor, as in He had a quick drink to give him Dutch courage. This idiom alludes to the reputed heavy drinking of the Dutch, and was first referred to in Edmund Waller's Instructions to a Painter (1665): "The Dutch their wine, and all their brandy lose, Disarm'd of that from which their courage grows."