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double dutch

A language game akin to pig Latin.

Etymology:

  • double + Dutch For sense 1: The English, historically, found Dutch particularly difficult to understand, so anything that was completely incomprehensible would be double Dutch, i.e. twice as hard as Dutch.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'double dutch':

double dutchA date where both man and woman pay for their portion of the bill.
double dutchA game of jump rope with two ropes and frequently two jumpers.
double dutchIncomprehensible language.
double dutchSex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.
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