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

Noun

1887, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1942, in the meaning defined above

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