double Dutch


Definition of double Dutch 

1 : unintelligible language

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

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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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The first known use of double Dutch was in 1876

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English Language Learners 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

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