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Definition of Dutch courage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Dutch courage

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʌtʃ ˈkʌrɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʌtʃ ˈkɜːrɪdʒ//
 
[uncountable] (British English, informal) Brave
 
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the false courage or confidence that a person gets from drinking alcohol See related entries: Brave