Definition of Middle Dutch in English:

Middle Dutch

noun

  • [mass noun] The Dutch language from c.1100–1500.

    • ‘The name comes from a Middle Dutch word, ‘schrode,’ meaning a strip or shred.’
    • ‘The court was a focus of literary and theatrical activity, and between 1270 and 1380 it fostered the growth of vernacular languages - Middle English and Middle Dutch, for example - as acceptable media of upper-class discourse and culture.’