The term "Dutch", when used by itself can refer to:German "Deutsch". English "Dutch", German "Deutsch", and Dutch "Dietsch" are actually variations of the same word. It seems that "Dutch" used to be a generic term to refer to Netherlanders and Germans alike. Today, the English word only refers to the Netherlands.
The label "Dutch" is found in a number of terms and expressions:
Several of these are derogatory terms which result from Anglo-Dutch wars.
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