double Dutch

noun

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

  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

First Known Use of double dutch

1876

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DOUBLE DUTCH Defined for English Language Learners

double Dutch

Definition of double Dutch for English Language Learners

  • : 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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