hutch

noun \ ˈhəch \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hutch

1 a : 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

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

hutch Synonyms

Synonyms
cabin, camp, hooch (or hootch) [slang], hovel, hut, shack, hutment, shanty
Related Words
lean-to, shed; cot, cottage, lodge; cabana; bungalow, chalet; hogan, wickiup, wigwam; tent

HUTCH Defined for English Language Learners

hutch

noun

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

noun \ ˈhəch \

Definition of hutch for Students

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


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