Pennsylvania Dutch


Pennsylvania Dutch
Pennsylvania-Dutch, adj.
1. the descendants of 17th- and 18th-century settlers in Pennsylvania from southwest Germany and Switzerland.
2. Also called Pennsylvania German. a dialect of High German with an admixture of English spoken mainly in eastern Pennsylvania, developed from the language of these settlers.
3. the folk style of applied and decorative art developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.
[1815-25]

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