|1.||Flemish See also Afrikaans the language of the Netherlands, belonging to the West Germanic branch of the Indo-European family and quite closely related to German and English|
|2.||(functioning as plural) the Dutch the natives, citizens, or inhabitants of the Netherlands|
|3.||See Pennsylvania Dutch|
|4.||See double Dutch|
|5.||slang in Dutch in trouble|
|6.||of, relating to, or characteristic of the Netherlands, its inhabitants, or their language|
|7.||informal go Dutch to share expenses equally|
The Dutch themselves spoke English well enough to understand the unsavory connotations of the label and in 1934 Dutch officials were ordered by their government to stop using the term Dutch. Instead, they were to rewrite their sentences so as to employ the official The Netherlands. [Rawson]Dutch elm disease (1927) so called because it was first discovered in Holland (caused by fungus Ceratocystis ulmi).
go Dutch definition
see under Dutch treat.