dutchman (plural dutchmen)

  1. (carpentry, masonry) A piece of wood or stone used to repair a larger piece, shaped such that it fills as exactly as possible a void or cavity that is to be repaired.
  2. A flaw or void repaired with such a piece.
  • IPA: /ˈdʌtʃmən/

dutchman (plural Dutchmen)

  1. A Dutch man; a man from the Netherlands.
  2. A man of Dutch descent.
  3. (US) A male Pennsylvania German.
  4. (archaic or dated) A male German.
  5. (South Africa, derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A male white Afrikaner.
Translations Proper noun
  1. (US) A nickname for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    2003 Bradley, James Flyboys. New York: Little, Brown and Company. Ch 8:
    • President Roosevelt called a press conference in the Oval Office. [...] when asked where the Billys had originated, the Dutchman smiled broadly [...].

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