Cape Dutch, noun phrase and & adjectival phrase

EnglishShow more Cape + English Dutch (a person) originating from Holland.
A. noun phrase Obs. exc. historical.
1. The Cape Dutch (plural): The early Dutch-speaking colonists at the Cape. Cf. the Dutch (see Dutch noun sense 1), the South African Dutch (see South African Dutch noun phrase sense 2).
1822 W.W. Bird in J.C. Chase Cape of G.H. (1843) 258Ambition and politics, two of the grand tormentors of human life, have no field in South Africa large enough for an Englishman, and the Cape Dutch know them not, for they are content to be quiet and to obey.
1826 New Monthly Mag. II. 488The Cape Dutch..possess many estimable qualities.
1921 W.C. Scully Harrow 44The proper policy was to try and make the Cape Dutch rise while the troops were in the country and — as they said — finish the business once and for all.
1936 Cambridge Hist. of Brit. Empire VIII. 511Rhodes soon realised that he could not pursue his policy without the support of the Cape Dutch.
1948 H.E. Hockly Story of Brit. Settlers of 1820 6The European colonists..gradually developed their own distinctive characteristics and outlook, becoming known to the outside world through travellers and writers of those days as the Cape Dutch, to distinguish them from the parent stock in the Netherlands.
1977 S. Afr. Panorama May 9The early settlers took root, and by the beginning of the 18th century the Cape Dutch, strengthened by a modest influx of French Huguenots and German employees of the company, were already evolving a subnationality of their own.
1981 A. Paton in Optima Vol.30 No.2, 89One can of course stress too far the differences between the Cape Dutch and those who had trekked into the interior, but differences there were.
2. The form of Dutch spoken by the early settlers at the Cape. Cf. Dutch noun sense 2 a.
1835 J.W.D. Moodie Ten Yrs in S. Afr. II. 256Not being able to produce interpreters who understand English, the preacher is obliged to deliver his sermons in Cape Dutch.
1873 F. Boyle To Cape for Diamonds 169A Dutchman — a boer, that is — climbed up and attempted to address the meeting in Cape Dutch.
1882 C. Du Val With Show through Sn Afr. I. 43Amongst these various races the language principally used is Cape Dutch — a somewhat hybrid and very consonantal one, and being gutteral, is more or less useful for clearing the throat.
1900 B.M. Hicks Cape as I Found It 16The Coloured people seemed to be everywhere, jabbering away to each other in Cape Dutch.
1903 J.C. Everett Easy Anglo-Afrikander Taal Guide 7Cape Dutch, or the Taal, as it is now usually designated, is a simplified form of the Netherlands, or Hollander language.
1924 L.H. Brinkman Glory of Backveld 144The moment our churches adopt Cape Dutch as a medium of worship, it will be farewell to High Dutch.
1973 J. Meintjes Voortrekkers 19Speech was conditioned by environment to such an extent that a new language began to evolve, then simply called the Taal (the language), or Cape Dutch, and much later Afrikaans.
1988 D. Dannhauser in S. Afr. Panorama Feb. 20Around 1869, farmers spoke a kind of Cape Dutch at home which had no fixed form because it wasn’t the written language and differed from the written language, High Dutch, used in church and at formal gatherings.
B. adjectival phrase
1. In historical contexts. Of or pertaining to the Dutch-speaking colonists at the Cape. See also Dutch adjective sense 1.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 207He would find it useful to avail himself, in all ordinary affairs, of the experience of the Cape Dutch colonists in his vicinity — a class of men not deficient in shrewdness.
1847 A Bengali Notes on Cape of G.H. 16The Cape Dutch farmers are a remarkably fine, handsome, almost gigantic race.
1891 H.J. Duckitt Hilda’s ‘Where Is It?’ 55In most Cape Dutch houses this dish (sc. rice dumplings) is eaten with meat.
1920 R. Juta Tavern 22Literal translation of a Cape Dutch proverb.
1946 T. Macdonald Ouma Smuts 25Jan Hofmeyr of the Cape Dutch Bond suggested he should go to Kimberley to make a political speech.
c1964 Kwela in New S. Afr. Writing 158‘But she is not ordinary Dutch’ Anna had added. ‘She is Cape Dutch, which is a people almost as good as the English.’
1975 S. Afr. Panorama Dec. 1Pannevis, concerned about the Coloured people at the Cape who only spoke the ‘Cape Dutch’ dialect strove for the translation of the Bible into this medium.
1988 A. Sher Middlepost 200Doctor Kiesow’s Specific Nerve-Pain Remedy...Cape Dutch Remedies — best in the world.
1991 Flying Springbok May 167The only truly indigenous South African cuisine is the Cape Dutch repertoire with its amalgams of savoury and sweet, its Malay-influenced stews and kebabs, its heavy, rich, wonderful desserts.
a. Architecture. Of, pertaining to, or designating the gabled, whitewashed style of early Cape architecture.
[1835 G. Champion Jrnl (1968) 10On either side of the street stand the neatly thatched & white-washed Dutch houses, each with a stoup in front.]
1913 H. Tucker Our Beautiful Peninsula 32The famous mansion — restored and enlarged by its owner with a sympathetic adherence to the distinctive old Cape Dutch style of architecture.
c1937 Our Land (United Tobacco Co.) 4Groote Schuur, C.P., Built in the style of the best Cape-Dutch architecture this house was bequeathed to the nation as the official residence of the Premier of the Union.
1943 J. Burger Black Man’s Burden 16These gentlemen farmers built the beautiful old Cape Dutch houses that stand to this day, and lived the leisurely lives of slave-owners.
1965 Fransen & Cook Old Houses of Cape p.viIn the relatively short space of 300 years, South Africa has made two original and significant contributions to world culture — Cape Dutch architecture and the Afrikaans language.
1972 Cape Argus 16 Sept. 13The homes range in style from old Cape Dutch to modern Spanish and A-frame dwellings.
1978 Signature JuneThere are several fine examples of the architecture which has come to be known as Cape Dutch.
1987 G. Viney Col. Houses 171The two jutting boasted curvy, Cape Dutch-ish gables of his own invention.
1988 C. Marais in Personality 19 Dec. 34In the old days a Cape Dutch house was considered second grade, and dubbed ‘The Hottentot Style’. Nowadays, however, Cape Dutch is most definitely ‘in’.
b. Of, pertaining to, or designating traditional Cape furniture styles. See also Cape furniture (Cape sense 2 b).
1959 L.E. Van Onselen Cape Antique Furn. 8At the Cape, these ideas came into conflict with Dutch conservatism. This led Huguenot craftsmen to adopt the better features of Cape Dutch styles and to implement them with their own revolutionary ideas.
1972 Farmer’s Weekly 21 Apr. 84Antiques. Cape Dutch and English (B.A.D.A.) Rusbank Gallery, 41 High St. Worcester.
1978 P.-D. Uys in S. Gray Theatre Two (1981) 125The furniture is antique Cape-Dutch, a large dinnertable with six chairs.
1985 Style Oct. 129There are examples of fine Cape Dutch furniture, art deco, Victorian glass, books, porcelain, paintings.
1990 Weekly Mail 28 Sept. 3Whether you prefer Cape Dutch or Japanese, Antique or Modern..we will suit your style and budget...Domestic and commercial interior decorators.
The early Dutch-speaking colonists at the Cape. Cf. the DutchDutchnoun1, the South African DutchSouth African Dutchnoun phrase2.
The form of Dutch spoken by the early settlers at the Cape.
Of or pertaining to the Dutch-speaking colonists at the Cape.
Of, pertaining to, or designating the gabled, whitewashed style of early Cape architecture.
Of, pertaining to, or designating traditional Cape furniture styles.
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