from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Dutch-speaking area.
- n. Used as a form of polite address for a man in a Dutch-speaking area.
- n. Informal A Dutchman.
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- n. Sir.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The Dutch equivalent of Mr. or Sir; hence, a Dutchman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ordinary title of address among Dutchmen, corresponding to mein herr among Germans, and to sir or Mr. in English use.
- n. A Dutchman.
Dutch mijnheer : mijn, my (from Middle Dutch; see me-1 in Indo-European roots) + heer, lord (from Middle Dutch here).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch mynheer, mijnheer (Wiktionary)