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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