Definition of hutch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//hʌtʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hʌtʃ//
    Animal homes, Pets
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  1. 1a wooden box with a front made of wire, used for keeping rabbits or other small animals in See related entries: Animal homes, Pets
  2. 2(North American English) a large piece of wooden furniture with shelves in the top part and cupboards below, used for displaying and storing cups, plates, etc.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French huche, from medieval Latin hutica, of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘storage chest’, surviving in North American usage (sense (2)).
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