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!
(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!
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."
drinking to have confidance
he'' need a bit of dutch courage to takle her!
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.