Definitions

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  • n. The quality or characteristic of being Dutch.

Etymologies

Dutch +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Dutchness" of Poughkeepsie and Albany, and Hudson, and many other places which I never heard of.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • People who disagreed with me often invoked their native Dutchness, their instinctively greater understanding of all Dutch problems.

    Nomad

  • Welkum, RobbevonScholle, ai seem to detect a hint of Dutchness/Deutschness in ur id?

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  • That's a deliberate fudge on my part; I want to evoke a feeling of Dutchness, so the language has to stay.

    I have a plot!

  • I would read ten pages, get tired, put it down, read twenty pages, get into the Dutchness of it and plow through another 30, then not have time to keep going, etc.

    Ik ben zo erg OPGEWONDEN!

  • I was touched by the way the Dutch clung to their Dutchness on the equator, though I grew impatient when the British did the same kind of thing in India.

    A Rude Awakening

  • Porters surged round us, urging the claims of rival hotels; men in indigo cotton blouses pleaded for our luggage; and altogether we were overwhelmed by a tidal wave of Dutchness.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • "He won't know you understand English," I said, determining to strengthen in Sir Alec's mind, by every means in my power, the impression of Robert's Dutchness.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • -- It is a sign of Captain Mackay's imperfect Dutchness that he keeps his journal by old-style or English dates, not by the new-style dates which had since 1583 been customary in Holland; for

    Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period Illustrative Documents

  • I think, too, that my mother's classic sort of Dutchness instilled in us a degree of scepticism about the en? trenched class configurations in British society.

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