Dutch


Dutch
• a term meaning wife often heard in the saying 'my old Dutch' thought to be Rhyming Slang = short for 'Duchess of Fife' = wife. Can also be used towards a male and is thought to come from the term 'Dutch plate' meaning 'mate'.

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