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Dutch Courage

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 19, 2001

In Reply to: Meaning and origin posted by mike mcdade on May 19, 2001

: what is the meaning and origin of "dutch courage"

I do not know the origin.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
Dutch courage
SYLLABICATION: Dutch courage
NOUN : Informal Courage acquired from drinking liquor.