One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A male native or inhabitant of the Netherlands, or a man of Dutch descent.
- ‘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.’
- ‘One Dutchman said he liked British comedians for ‘appearing deadly serious and being hilarious at the same time’.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It looks like a giant Dutchman and a Dane crooning into a phone.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Following closely on the Dutchmen's heels are the Czech Republic, who remain one point behind following a resounding 6-1 drubbing of Macedonia.’
- ‘Only one foreigner, a Dutchman, is among the fatalities, Indonesian officials said.’
- ‘Elsewhere we read that we English have got ‘a kingdom none can take’ while we bash up Spaniards, French and Dutchmen.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Europeans, probably Dutchmen, are rendered with humor but also in some detail.’
- ‘A Dutchman and a Bulgarian lady, representing two different tour operators, joined hands to demonstrate the art of Bulgarian folk dancing.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The Netherlands-France match triggered excess cardiovascular events in Dutchmen but not in women’
- ‘At the other end of the table David, the French Canadian, was telling Jerry, the Dutchman, what was wrong with Vietnam.’
- 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 piece could possibly be viewed as a celebration, I'm a Dutchman.’
- ‘If this is a parallel to the rise of Nazism, then 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.’
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