One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania.
- ‘By ‘smear-case’ he meant Smierkase, a Pennsylvania Dutch term.’
- ‘I quickly made a virus called Heevahava, the name being a Pennsylvania Dutch pejorative for a simpleton, colloquially - a farmhand given the job of harvesting sperm from a bull.’
- ‘The Amish speak English, German, and a dialect known as Pennsylvania German or Pennsylvania Dutch.’
2as plural noun the Pennsylvania Dutch" or "GermansThe German-speaking inhabitants of Pennsylvania, descendants of 17th- and 18th-century Protestant immigrants from the Rhineland.
- ‘And make sure you stop for some Pennsylvania Dutch cooking.’
- ‘The tasting took place in Pennsylvania Dutch country at The Farmhouse Restaurant.’
- ‘It continues at Atco Raceway, Mason-Dixon Dragway, and Lebanon Valley Dragway and ends at Maple Grove Raceway with the Pennsylvania Dutch Classic.’
- ‘The other semi-disturbing thing I saw in the museum was a portrait of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmer and his dog from the 1700's.’
- ‘What you see there is a Pennsylvania Dutch product known as scrapple.’
Dutch from German Deutsch ‘German’.
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