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- n. A derogatory name that British sailors gave the Dutch during the age of the Anglo-Dutch Wars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A box or vessel for butter.
- n. A Dutchman.
The idiom may have derived from the flag of Holland, which at the time had an orange stripe on top. (Wiktionary)