\ 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 There’s space for exercise and sewing, as well as a bridge table and pool table that are set up in front of a 1950s hutch that was built by Janice’s father. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 13 May 2021 There is a keyboard tray, a removable hutch monitor stand, a desktop shelf, and two bookshelves. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 The condo also has all-new windows, Circa light fixtures and a kitchen with custom plain English cabinetry, a restored original hutch and breakfast bar seating. Bob Goldsborough,, 2 Apr. 2021 This is a great choice for elementary-aged students, as it can be used as a laptop workstation, and comes with a desk, chair and hutch. Popular Science, 21 Feb. 2021 The kitchen provides a banquette dining area, custom cabinetry with open shelving and glass hutch features, stainless appliances, quartz countertops and Delta plumbing fixtures. Dallas News, 14 Mar. 2021 The corkboard panel on the back of the hutch allows for pinning mementos and important papers. Popular Science, 21 Feb. 2021 Surround a salvaged wood dining table with midcentury chairs, or display collected dishware inside an heirloom hutch. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Dec. 2020 The dining room was largely untouched by previous owners and had the original hutch from 1902, DeChellis said. Rohan Preston, Star Tribune, 20 Nov. 2020

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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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26 May 2021

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“Hutch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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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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