Pennsylvania Dutch


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Pennsylvania Dutch

n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) The descendants of German and Swiss immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania in the 1600s and 1700s.
2. The dialect of High German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch. Also called Dutch, Pennsylvania German. See Note at all.
3. The style of folk art and decorative arts developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

[Alteration of German Deutsch, German; see Plattdeutsch.]
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Pennsylvania Dutch

n
1. (Languages) Also called: Pennsylvania German a dialect of German spoken in E Pennsylvania
2. (Peoples) the Pennsylvania Dutch (functioning as plural) a group of German-speaking people in E Pennsylvania, descended from 18th-century settlers from SW Germany and Switzerland
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Penn′sylva′nia Dutch′


n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) the Pennsylvania Germans.
[1815–25]
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Noun1.Pennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and MarylandPennsylvania Dutch - a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
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Pennsylvania Dutch

n
(Ling) → Pennsylvania-Deutsch nt
pl (= people)Pennsylvania-Deutsche pl
adjpennsylvania-deutsch
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Which short word for a curse or evil spell comes from a Pennsylvania Dutch word meaning 'to practise witchcraft'?
It looks like we have Pennsylvania Dutch tradition to thank for warm bacon dressing, and that makes kitchen sense to me.
Kay said: "We came from a conservative family, a culture of Pennsylvania Dutch, so very hard working and one where we didn't talk about feelings.
"I grew up in a Jewish family in Pennsylvania Dutch country, which had a large Amish and Mennonite population.
We have that Pennsylvania Dutch "farm-grown, hard work, get-it-done" spirit, and then also in the past 15 to 20 years there's been so much investment in the arts and culture in the city.
In Europe, Easter eggs are used to decorate branches of outdoor trees and bushes as is practiced mostly in Germany and Austria and in other German-influenced countries like Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Pennsylvania Dutch region of the United States.
The Kutztown Folk Festival, which celebrates the Pennsylvania Dutch lifestyle with music, entertainment and crafters, is the oldest continuously run folk festival in the country.
Landis Valley is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history and culture of a group of German, Swiss, and French immigrants, often known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, who settled in Pennsylvania before the American Revolution.
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Folk Religion of the Pennsylvania Dutch: Witchcraft, Faith Healing, and Related Practices
6. In Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Mardi Gras is known as Fastnacht.

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