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Dutchman

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Iʹm a Dutchman if I do. A strong refusal. During the rivalry between England and Holland, the word Dutch was synonymous with all that was false and hateful, and when a man said, “I would rather be a Dutchman than do what you ask me,” he used the strongest term of refusal that words could express.

If not, Iʹm a Dutchman, means, I will do it or I will call myself a Dutchman.

Well, Iʹm a Dutchman! An exclamation of strong incredulity.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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