1. (US) the German language.
|Polychronicon VI in Trevisa (trans.) ver. II Ch. 18 line 23: This worde adelyng is componed in Duche & in Saxon of adel, [...] ‘noble’.|
|Sel. Works III 100: Wheþer it be tolde to him or wryten in Latyn, or in Englyssche, or in Frensche or Duchyssche.|
|A Novella V i: Hee could not weare those Cloaths and speake no Dutch else.|
|Crim.-Con. Gaz. 24 Nov. 106/3: ‘You know the child will disover all when it begins to speak Dutch’.|
|Vanity Fair III 211: Georgy made prodigious advance in the knowledge of High Dutch.|
|Hans Breitmann’s Party 22: For efery vordt der crisly growled / Vas goot Bavarian Dutch.‘Breitmann in Kansas’|
|Nat. Police Gaz. (NY) 9 Dec. 3/2: Janauschek [...] is firing at the boys in the Bowery in red hot invective of mixed Dutch and English.|
|More Ex-Tank Tales 93: Doppelganger is fish-market Dutch for double.|
|(con. 1900s) Elmer Gantry 21: I’ll get another hour of this Dutch while you’re stealing the ten from him.|
|Scarlet Pansy 307: There she had as a child picked up ‘Pennsylvanian dutch’.|
|Bagombo Snuff Box (1999) 93: Let’s hear you sprecken some Dutch to this man here.‘Souvenir’ in|
2. (US) a German.
|Major Downing (1834) 119: There’s the Dutch trying to eat up Holland, and the Belgiums are trying to eat up the Dutch.|
|N.Y. Clipper 30 July 2/4: Sour Krout.—Talk as we may abou the Dutch, they are the most persevering people among us.|
|🌐 Don’t go for Coffinberry. He’s down on all the Dutch, and swears he’ll have all their heads chopped off and run into sausages if he’s elected.‘A Mayoralty Election’|
|Hans Breitmann in Europe 283: De Dootch vas all gone roarin mad, / Und trinked mit Spraker all dey had.‘Breitmann at a Picnic’|
|Mr Dooley in Peace and War 214: ‘Th’ Dutch is with us,’ he says. ‘I mane the Germans is our frinds.’.|
|You Should Worry cap. 7: The old Dutch had her eye on Herman Schulz, and finally married him.|
|letter in Dear Folks at Home (1919) 85: A few of the ‘Dutch’ got away by beating it across the fields.|
|Reporter 325: The old dutch peers through his glasses. ‘Dot? Dot’s his vife!’.|
|Maledicta II:1+2 (Summer/Winter) 156: Dutch, Dutchman, Dutchie Anyone from the Netherlands, Germany, or other countries speaking German and German dialects.|
3. (also Dutchie) a nickname for a German.
|Wkly Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI) 25 May 2/3: ‘Dutch Henry’ was a thief and a murder.|
|Good of the Wicked 17: ‘Italian’ Joe, ‘Dutch’ Oscar, and ‘Sheeney’ Ike, a cosmopolitan trio of shoe-string gamblers.|
|Sun. Times (Perth) 2 Sept. 4/7: I have met Bosun Bill, Mr. Ernie Locke, Doctor Boardman, Dutchy Perlstein.|
|Ten-Thousand-Dollar Arm 156: Dutch Orendorff feared they would all be thrown into the street.‘Loosening Up of Hogan’ in|
|Man’s Grim Justice 124: ‘Dutch’ and I did the blasting.|
|Gas-House McGinty 195: You like it best on a rainy mornin’, huh, Dutch? [...] You’re damn right, said Heinie.|
|McSorley’s Wonderful Saloon (2001) 127: He says he has been called Dutch for as long as he can remember, but that he doesn’t know whether his parents came from Germany or Holland.|
|I, Mobster 46: The wops were having trouble with a squarehead who called himself Dutch Schultz.|
4. (Aus., also Dutchie) a Central European.
|Observer 28 Aug. 8/5: The Australian knows only one name for central Europeans [...] and that name is: Dutchie.|
5. (US drugs) constr. with the, a marijuana cigarette rolled with the wrapping of a Dutch Master cigar.
|🎵 My bitches love drinking, some love smoking / Let my alcoholic bitch hit the dutch, she start choking.‘Hate Bein’ Sober’|
SE in slang uses
to remove one’s possessions (and oneself) from a rented apartment or house without paying one’s rent.
|press cutting in Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 111/2: The Spitkinses did a Dutch with all their stock just before quarter-day.|
(US) in trouble, out of favour .
|TAD Lex. (1993) 48: Looks to us as the Kaiser was ‘in Dutch’.in Zwilling|
|L.A. Herald 10 Dec. 10/4: ‘Believe a old pal, Imogen, they’s some places where but one of yer slams would put yuh in awful Dutch, but I’m one who kin an’ does make allowances’.‘Our Theatrical Boarding House’ in|
|Torchy, Private Sec. 209: Listened like you was in Dutch for a minute or so there.|
|Beef, Iron and Wine (1917) 96: Ed had told her that he came to pound the suburban flagstones because he was in Dutch at headquarters.‘If a Party Meet a Party’|
|Born to Be (1975) 116: Intuition told me I was in dutch.|
|Postman Always Rings Twice (1985) 92: I’m in dutch all right.|
|Coll. Stories (1990) 19: If they refuse to serve me, they might get in dutch with you.‘Lunching at the Ritzmore’|
|Peyton Place (1959) 141: ‘A girl in trouble.’ ‘She’s got in Dutch.’ ‘She’s knocked up.’.|
|There Must Be a Pony! 237: I’d really be in Dutch if I got everybody excited.|
|Dear ‘Herm’ 154: For G---sake don’t even drop 1 word about this to Flo [...] I will get in terribel Duch – and be up the creek, with no paddel.|
|It (1987) 348: Stan was in dutch with his folks for breaking their picture window.|
|I, Fatty 178: What could she say that would possibly put me in Dutch?|
|Split Decision [ebook] Who was I to get him in Dutch with Cardone over my problem?|