Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The ordinary title of address among Dutchmen, corresponding to mein herr among Germans, and to sir or Mr. in English use.
  • noun A Dutchman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Dutch equivalent of Mr. or Sir; hence, a Dutchman.

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  • noun Sir.

Etymologies

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From Dutch mynheer, mijnheer

Examples

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  • As a polite or respectful form of address to a Dutchman or an Afrikaner: sir, mister (Mr). Also used as a title or sometimes substituted for the name of the man or the pronoun that would stand for this. (In Brit. use, often humorous or ironic.)

    A Dutchman, an Afrikaner; esp. one who is a gentleman. Occas. collectively: the Dutch, the Afrikaners.

    August 6, 2008