Dutch uncle

noun

Definition of Dutch uncle

: one who admonishes sternly and bluntly

First Known Use of Dutch uncle

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Dutch uncle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20uncle. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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