Definition of Dutchman in English:


nounPlural Dutchmen

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

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