hutch

noun
\ ˈhəch How to pronounce hutch (audio) \

Definition of hutch

1a : a chest or compartment for storage
b : a cupboard usually surmounted by open shelves
2 : a pen or coop for an animal

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Examples of hutch in a Sentence

the destitute family lives in a tiny hutch made of tin and cardboard keeps her best china in a hutch in the dining room
Recent Examples on the Web Hi Kelley, Your heirloom hutch reminds me of the colonial furniture made by Cushman of North Bennington, Vt. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Appreciating the services of past and present: Yenke Peddler antiques," 25 June 2020 The action plays out mostly in ramshackle hutches or thick vegetation, and Reichardt’s visual approach relies on her usual naturalism. David Sims, The Atlantic, "The Film That You Might Not Hear About but Have to See," 10 Mar. 2020 Pottery Barn Kids carries a wooden pet set complete with a rabbit and its hutch, a dog and its doghouse, and a cat and its cat bed. Washington Post, "As a novelty or a favorite, wooden toys can make great gifts," 20 Nov. 2019 Sustainable cherrywood was used to make the kitchen island, cabinets and china hutch. Janet Eastman, oregonlive, "Cannon Beach house with a garden roof was born to be green," 22 Sep. 2019 Her pet rabbit, Cinnamon Bun, inhabits a hutch next to Smith’s four-poster bed. Kavita Daswani, Los Angeles Times, "Once upon a time at the Smith house," 31 Aug. 2019 This isn’t your garden-variety–or even your rabbit-hutch–view of feminist sisterhood. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Female Friendships Are the Best, Until They Aren't," 20 June 2019 Adams will be the second signing completed under Ralph 'don't call me rabbit hutch' Hasenhuttl after the £14m deal for Moussa Djenepo from Standard Liege. SI.com, "Transfer Rumours: Herrera's Next Move, Maguire Latest, Sarr to Newcastle or Watford & More," 18 June 2019 The video also shows filthy conditions in the calves' pens, overcrowded transport trucks, and temperature readings of more than 100 inside their hutches. CBS News, "3 charged with animal cruelty in connection with undercover Fair Oaks Farms video," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of hutch

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for hutch

Middle English huche, from Anglo-French

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The first known use of hutch was in the 13th century

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30 Jun 2020

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“Hutch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hutch. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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hutch

noun
How to pronounce hutch (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hutch

US : a piece of furniture that is used for displaying and storing dishes
: an enclosed area or cage for an animal

hutch

noun
\ ˈhəch How to pronounce hutch (audio) \

Kids Definition of hutch

1 : a low cupboard usually having open shelves on top
2 : a pen or coop for an animal

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