from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The descendants of German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries.
- n. The dialect of High German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Also called Dutch, Pennsylvania German.
- n. The style of folk art and decorative arts developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Alteration of German Deutsch, German; see Plattdeutsch.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)