High Dutch, noun phrase

Origin:
DutchShow more Translation of Dutch Hooghollands, hoog high + Hollands Dutch (as contrasted to the altered forms of the language which developed in Netherlands dialects, and in South Africa).
historical
The Dutch language in its standard form. Cf. Nederlands. Also attributive.
1880 Cape Monthly Mag. III. 38I attempted to shew that so far from being an improvement upon High Dutch and a richer language than the latter,..it (sc. Cape Dutch) is not only infinitely poorer on account of its defective vocabulary, but..is no more than a Dutch dialect, or..Dutch patois.
1984 [see oompie sense 1].
The Dutch language in its standard form.

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