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double Dutch

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Etymology

For sense 1: The English, historically, found Dutch a particularly difficult language to understand so anything that was completely incomprehensible would be double Dutch, i.e. twice as hard as Dutch.

Noun

Singular
double Dutch

Plural
-

double Dutch (-)
  1. Incomprehensible language.
  2. A language game akin to pig Latin.
  3. A game of jump rope with two ropes and frequently two jumpers.
  4. (colloquial) Sex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.
  5. A date where both man and woman pay for their portion of the bill.

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