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  • enPR: dŭch, IPA(key): /dʌt͡ʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌtʃ

Etymology 1


Clipping of duchess



dutch (plural dutches)

  1. (slang) wife

Etymology 2


See Dutch.



dutch (third-person singular simple present dutches, present participle dutching, simple past and past participle dutched)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Dutch (treat cocoa with alkali)
    • 2011, boulangere (user name), “Is Hersheys Special Dark "A blend of Natural and Dutched Cocoas" The same as "Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder?"”, in Food52[1]:
      Natural cocoa has not been "dutched". I actually prefer the natural, but if you use it, be sure to increase the baking soda to compensate for the additional acid.