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1.
(n.) An alcoholic beverage had before an unpleasant task. The fact that britains' second empire and the Netherlands' first rose at the same time caused a great deal of tension between the two nations (though never real animosity like there was with France) and when they joined in temporary naval alliances they noted that dutch sailors took thier alcohol allowance just before battle, whereas the Royal Navymen drunk throughout the day.
I need some dutch courage before going down on that hairy, spotty bush!
by Gumba Gumba May 24, 2004
 
2.
Alcohol induced self-confidence
Getting home at 4am drunk and stinking of cheap perfume, slapping
your girlfriend on the arse and whispering "You’re next, Bitch."
by ud40 March 01, 2005
 
3.
drinking to have confidance
he'' need a bit of dutch courage to takle her!
by filth April 23, 2003
 
4.
Alcohol induced self-confidence, the beverage in question was gin, or genever (juniper), the main ingredient.
I think I need some Dutch Courage to ask this hot chick out tomorrow night.
by brockhoward September 27, 2011
 
5.
liquor, false courage from drinking liquor(this use, like many derogatory uses of dutch, comes from a time when England was at war with Holland. However, dutch also means German, which can be confusing)
Those pussys were drinking dutch courage, thinking it will make them tougher. What a bunch of sissys!
by Light Joker March 13, 2005