double dutch

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Incomprehensible language.

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 dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.
double dutchSex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.
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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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