Dutch uncle

noun

: one who admonishes sternly and bluntly

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dutch uncle was in 1837

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“Dutch uncle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20uncle. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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