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- proper n. The Amish (collectively); those people of German origin who settled in the Pennsylvania area prior to 1800.
- proper n. Their language, Pennsylvania German, a High German language descend from Palatinate German. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.).
- adj. Related to the Amish or their language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Dutch.
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- n. a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
From Pennsylvania + Dutch, in the now obsolete sense of "German". (Wiktionary)