Of or relating to Denmark, the Danes, their language, or their culture.
1. The North Germanic language of the Danes.
2. pl. Danish or Dan·ish·es A Danish pastry.
[Middle English, alteration (influenced by Old Norse Danr, Dane) of Denish, from Old English Denisc, from Dene, the Danes.]
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