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double Dutch

noun

Simple Definition of double Dutch

  • : the activity of jumping over two jump ropes that two people are swinging in circles in opposite directions

  • : language that cannot be understood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of double Dutch

  1. 1 :  unintelligible language

  2. 2 :  the jumping of two jump ropes rotating in opposite directions simultaneously

Examples of double dutch in a sentence

  1. The girls were playing double Dutch on the sidewalk.

  2. <the fast-talking con man spouts some double Dutch, and it is only afterwards that the victim realizes that he's given two twenties for a ten>



1876

First Known Use of double dutch

1876


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