Definition of Dutch courage

1. Noun. Courage resulting from intoxication.




Definition of Dutch courage

1. Noun. (idiomatic) The courage or bravado induced by alcohol. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) An alcoholic drink, taken to bolster one's courage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Dutch courage

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1. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"dutch courage, artificial courage inspired by intoxicating drink, the adjective Dutch being a play upon the name " hollands," or Holland gin. ..."

2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"dutch courage. The courage excited by drink ; pot valour. " In the Dutch \vara(in the time of Charlee IM. .... the captain of the ..."

3. With a Show Through Southern Africa and Personal Reminiscences of the by Charles Du Val (1884)
"... TRENCHES—A PICTURE GALLERY—KLERKSDORP—A BASUTO CHIEF—BLOEMHOF—A RENCONTRE WITH BOERS—CROSSING THE VAAL RIVER—dutch courage—THE DIAMOND FIELDS ONCE MORE. ..."

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