go Dutch

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go Dutch

: to go to a movie, restaurant, etc., as a group with each person paying for his or her own ticket, food, etc.
  • We went Dutch on dinner.
  • I'll go Dutch with you on the movie if you want.

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

dutch play
  1. : with each person paying his or her own way

  1. : of, relating to, or in any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries

  2. : of, relating to, or in the Dutch of the Netherlands

  3. : of or relating to the Germanic peoples of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries

  1. : any of the Germanic languages of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Low Countries

  2. : german

  3. : the Germanic language of the Netherlands and Belgium


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