double Dutch


Definition of double Dutch

1 : unintelligible language
2 : the jumping of two jump ropes rotating in opposite directions simultaneously

Examples of double Dutch in a Sentence

The girls were playing double Dutch on the sidewalk. 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

First Known Use of double Dutch

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Double Dutch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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