dutch treat

noun, often capitalized D

Definition of dutch treat

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a meal or other entertainment for which each person pays his or her own way

dutch treat

adverb, often capitalized D

Definition of dutch treat (Entry 2 of 2)

: dutch go dutch treat

First Known Use of dutch treat


1887, in the meaning defined above


1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Dutch treat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dutch%20treat. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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