Dutch most commonly refers to:
Due to the etymological equivalence between the English word "Dutch" and the German word Deutsch ("German"), "Dutch" has been used historically in the English-speaking world to refer to some things that are not Dutch but German.
Dutch may also refer to:
Objects and products
- Dutch (film), a 1991 comedy/drama film
- Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer, the main character in the movie Predator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Dutch, a protagonist in the manga and anime series Black Lagoon.
- Detective Holland "Dutch" Wagenbach, a character in the television show The Shield
Many colloquial terms use the word Dutch
. A rare few describe actual Dutch customs. Some negative ones originate from prejudice caused by the Anglo-Dutch Wars
, some are based on other stereotypes, and some have nothing to do with the Netherlands. These terms include:
- Going Dutch, to split the cost of a purchase, usually a meal, evenly between several parties
- Dutch courage, courage from intoxication
- Dutch Defence, a chess opening
- Dutch auction, an auction in which prices fall as sale progresses.
- Dutch angle, in film, a severely tilted camera angle
- Dutch book, a method of guaranteeing a profit in gambling
- Dutching, a method of sharing the risk of losing in gambling
- Double Dutch, which has a few different meanings
- Dutch wife, a body length pillow
- Dutch hoe, a hoe design that is pushed or pulled through the soil to cut weeds just under the surface.
- Dutch, a slang term for a blunt,especially when used for smoking marijuana