\ 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
3 : shack, shanty

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Synonyms for hutch


cabin, camp, hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, hutment, shack, shanty

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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

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The formal dining room features include ample size for large gatherings and two illuminated built-in corner hutches for displaying fine crystal and china., "Property of the Week: 215 South Main Street, West Hartford," 28 June 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., "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 An arched front doorway inspired Joanna to arch the hutch leading into the kitchen, and the small detail truly ties the home together. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "The Cutest Home From Season 3 of Fixer Upper is For Sale in Waco," 28 May 2019 Career staff at the agency purchased the table, chairs and hutch without input from the Carsons, Williams told Politico. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Ben Carson's HUD spent $31,000 on dining room furniture for his office," 28 Feb. 2018 Look into your china hutch for a treasured heirloom, or scoop up a few colorful and cheap ones from a yard sale. Sarah Shelton, Good Housekeeping, "10 Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Update Your Kitchen," 30 May 2019 The hutch was old, scratched, and not super special, but Kellie Van (the blogger behind Le Zoe Musings) and her husband saw serious potential in it. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "An Old Hutch Gets a Second Life as 2(!) Pieces of Furniture," 18 Sep. 2015

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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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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


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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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