hutch

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noun \ˈhəch\

Definition of hutch

  1. 1a :  a chest or compartment for storageb :  a cupboard usually surmounted by open shelves

  2. 2 :  a pen or coop for an animal

  3. 3 :  shack, shanty

Examples of hutch in a sentence

  1. the destitute family lives in a tiny hutch made of tin and cardboard

  2. keeps her best china in a hutch in the dining room

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Origin and Etymology of hutch

Middle English huche, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 13th century


HUTCH Defined for English Language Learners

hutch

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noun \ˈhəch\

Definition of hutch for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of furniture that is used for displaying and storing dishes

  • : an enclosed area or cage for an animal


HUTCH Defined for Kids

hutch

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noun \ˈhəch\

Definition of hutch for Students

  1. 1 :  a low cupboard usually having open shelves on top

  2. 2 :  a pen or coop for an animal



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