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A native or inhabitant of the Netherlands; a Dutchman (now historical). In later use: (US) a person descended from Dutch settlers.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Newton (d. 1607), translator and Church of England clergyman. From low + Dutchman.
Low Dutchman/ˌləʊ ˈdʌtʃmən/
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