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Pennsylvania Dutch


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The descendants of German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1600s and 1700s.
  • noun The dialect of High German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
  • noun The style of folk art and decorative arts developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See Dutch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The Amish (collectively); those people of German origin who settled in the Pennsylvania area prior to 1800.
  • proper noun Their language, Pennsylvania German, a High German language descend from Palatinate German. (Not to be confused with the Low German language Plautdietsch.).
  • adjective Related to the Amish or their language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of German Deutsch, German; see Plattdeutsch.]

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From Pennsylvania + Dutch, in the now obsolete sense of "German".


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  • Sauerkraut and noodle, as we have seen, came in during the colonial period, apparently through the so-called Pennsylvania Dutch, i. e., a mixture, much debased, of the German dialects of Switzerland, Suabia and the Palatinate.

    Chapter 3. The Period of Growth. 4. Loan-Words and Non-English Influences Henry Louis 1921

  • MOOS: Another Bill Smith billboards went up in Pennsylvania Dutch country, "Welcome to scenic Lancaster County, home to hundreds of puppy mills."

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2009 2009

  •            Orville Qualls stepped up to the cabinet: three antique armoires covered on the outside with false panels painted in Pennsylvania Dutch style, ingeniously joined and hinged.

    Ezekiel Rising 2009

  • But this is -- we often call them the Pennsylvania Dutch.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2006 2006

  • And this one-room school here, you'll see these schools, just like this, all over Lancaster County, all over the Pennsylvania Dutch area.

    CNN Transcript Oct 2, 2006 2006

  • LEMON: Many speak several languages: English, German and sometimes Pennsylvania Dutch.

    CNN Transcript Oct 3, 2006 2006

  • JENSEN: The Pennsylvania Dutch country, I think, indeed.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2002 2002

  • ” The Pennsylvania Dutch are known for their tidy farms and their distinctive crafts and customs.

    Pennsylvania Dutch 2002

  • From Pennsylvania Songs and Legends, Korson note: the popular version is amazingly close to the Pennsylvania Dutch.

    Liewer Heindrich (Dear Henry) 1996

  • In the houses is seen a peculiar rocking-settle, similar to those in use among the Pennsylvania Dutch.

    Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"


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