Definition of Rhinelander in US English:

Rhinelander

(also Rheinländer, Rheinlaender)

noun

  • 1A native or inhabitant of the Rhineland.

  • 2Frequently in form Rheinländer. A variety of polka, originating in Germany in the mid 19th cent.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Grimeston (fl. 1604–1634), translator. From the name of the Rhineland + -er, after Middle Low German rīnlender or early modern German Reinlender, Rheinlender (German Rheinländer).

Pronunciation

Rhinelander

/ˈrʌɪnlandə/