Dutch oven

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Dutch has the dated pejorative sense of substitute, inferior, ersatz, etc. due to the ingenuity of poor Germanic immigrants settling in the Anglosphere in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The first definition of this term carries the sense of a cheap substitute for a proper oven, which tend to be expensive and were moreso in the past.


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Dutch oven (plural Dutch ovens)

  1. A large metal cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  2. A portable oven consisting of a metal box, with shelves, placed before an open fire.
  3. (rail transport) A protective cover for electrical contacts on a railway coupler, particularly but not exclusively used on the London Underground.[1]
  4. When a person breaks wind in bed with the bedclothes encasing the fart. Sometimes bringing the bedclothes over a bedmate's head is done as a prank.
  5. A room full of marijuana smoke.
  6. The very end of a Dutch Masters cigar that has been rerolled with marijuana. This usage of the term is said to originate in New Brunswick, New Jersey.[2]
  7. Used other than as an idiom: see Dutch,‎ oven.



  1. ^ "Tubeprune" (accessed 2006-11-12), “Coupling, Handing and UNDMs - Automatic Couplers”, in (Please provide the title of the work)Couplers
  2. ^ Ferraro, Chris. Marijuana and College Culture, pg. 19