Dutch Treat

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One pays for oneself for food and entertainment on any social event/occasion

Etymology:

  • This expression is originated back from American slang in the late 19th century. Dutch immigrants were famous for their money saving and they take their own responsibility. So when people pay for their own entertainment and food, this refers to the ‘Dutch treat’.      
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Sandy and Sara went Dutch treat to the picnic.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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