\ 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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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 This desk comes with a matching hutch that provides additional storage space at your workstation. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 7 July 2022 However, Ethel absolutely loves to run around outside of her hutch to stretch her legs and explore her surroundings. The Republic, The Arizona Republic, 1 July 2022 Desert color combos of pink, orange, rust, and navy—including new paint on the hutch—lend warmth. Mallory Abreu, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2022 What to Consider The most important feature to consider when choosing a rabbit hutch is its overall size. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 12 Apr. 2022 Michelle Nicholson owns a wooden hutch that’s older than Gale House. Susan Dunne,, 24 Mar. 2022 Lights in every bay seemed excessive, and switching out wood shelves for glass ones would not fit the hutch’s rustic style. Marni Jameson,, 11 Feb. 2022 While the property has undergone renovations since Harrison lived there, many of the original features from his time living in the house remain, like the bath, sink, some doors and a large kitchen hutch. Carlie Porterfield, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Hi Roxine, Your solid maple bedroom set and the dining room hutch are Genuine Cushman Colonial Creations of Bennington, Vt., and are great American pieces. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 14 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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25 Jul 2022

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“Hutch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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