Definition of Dutchman in English:



  • 1A male native or inhabitant of the Netherlands, or a man of Dutch descent.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It looks like a giant Dutchman and a Dane crooning into a phone.’
    • ‘The Netherlands-France match triggered excess cardiovascular events in Dutchmen but not in women’
    • ‘The Europeans, probably Dutchmen, are rendered with humor but also in some detail.’
    • ‘Precisely because the UK does not have the commitment to cycling and the infrastructure that other countries do, that was a greater achievement than had his gold been won by a Frenchman, an American or a Dutchman.’
    • ‘England are out of the European Championship because a Dutchman who at one stage had all but given up hope of playing in the tournament reminded them that at this level there is no substitute for accurate, incisive finishing.’
    • ‘He fails to mention the Scottish patriots who, seeing the writing on the wall, sold their licenses to, ahem, Spaniards, Frenchmen and Dutchmen, along with track records and quota.’
    • ‘An American, a Dutchman and a Frenchman are all in Saudi Arabia, sharing a smuggled crate of booze when, all of a sudden, Saudi police rush in and arrest them.’
    • ‘At the other end of the table David, the French Canadian, was telling Jerry, the Dutchman, what was wrong with Vietnam.’
    • ‘I dreamed that I had woken up one morning in the year 2015 and I was asked to vote in a referendum about some European Constitution, but not as a Dutchman - as a Bulgarian.’
    • ‘Besides coaching the Zimbabwean national team, the Dutchman also took the Nigerian national side to victory at the African Nations Cup in Tunisia in 1994.’
    • ‘A Dutchman and a Bulgarian lady, representing two different tour operators, joined hands to demonstrate the art of Bulgarian folk dancing.’
    • ‘One Dutchman said he liked British comedians for ‘appearing deadly serious and being hilarious at the same time’.’
    • ‘This season has brought only two bookings for the Dutchman, both in European games, but penalty points still remain on his record from last term.’
    • ‘Following closely on the Dutchmen's heels are the Czech Republic, who remain one point behind following a resounding 6-1 drubbing of Macedonia.’
    • ‘Six months later, on the eve of the World Cup, there are signs the British media are warming to the Dutchman - not least because he is seen to be trouncing the Germans.’
    • ‘Only one foreigner, a Dutchman, is among the fatalities, Indonesian officials said.’
    1. 1.1South African derogatory An Afrikaner.
      ‘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
    • Used to express one's disbelief or as a way of underlining an emphatic assertion.

      ‘if she's seventeen, I'm a Dutchman’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Most had expected that Kildare would come through the other semi-final but instead it was Leitrim who prevailed, and if a Waterford / Leitrim All-Ireland football final isn't what sporting fairytales are made of then I'm a Dutchman.’