dutch wife

Dutch wife
A Dutch wife is a long pillow or a hot water bottle.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • Dutch wife — may refer to: a long body length pillow better known as a dakimakura a Zhufuren, a wicker or bamboo pillow shaped cage which is kept in the bed on hot nights to improve air circulation a prostitute a sex doll a hot water bottle This… …   Wikipedia

  • dutch wife — noun Usage: usually capitalized D : a long round bolster or an open frame of rattan or cane used in beds in tropical countries as a rest for the limbs and an aid in keeping cool * * * (in tropical countries) an open framework used in bed as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch wife — noun /ˌdʌtʃ ˈwaɪf/ a) A long body length pillow that can be held or wrapped around ones body while sleeping. b) In East Asia and Southeast Asia, a wicker or bamboo tube the size of a person for use in the bed. In the summer heat, the open bamboo… …   Wiktionary

  • Dutch wife —    a bolster, once the sole bedmate of many white bachelors serving in the Far East:     ... he clutched tightly the bolster sweatabsorbing bedfellow of sleepers in the East known as a Dutch wife. (Burgess, 1959) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Dutch wife — (in tropical countries) an open framework used in bed as a rest for the limbs. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dutch wife — /dʌtʃ ˈwaɪf/ (say duch wuyf) noun a bolster or wicker frame used as a support under one s upper knee while sleeping on one s side, especially in certain tropical countries …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dutch uncle — is a term for a person who issues frank, harsh, and severe comments and criticism to educate, encourage, or admonish someone. Thus, a Dutch uncle is a person who is rather the reverse of what is normally thought of as avuncular or uncle like… …   Wikipedia

  • Dutch — adj. & n. adj. 1 of, relating to, or associated with the Netherlands. 2 US sl. German. 3 S.Afr. of Dutch descent. 4 archaic of Germany including the Netherlands. n. 1 a the language of the Netherlands. b S.Afr. usu. derog. Afrikaans. 2 (prec. by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch American — Nederlandse Amerikanen …   Wikipedia

  • Dutch Golden Age painting — Dutch Masters redirects here. For the cigar, see Dutch Masters (cigar). Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid (1658–1660) Dutch Golden Age painting is the painting of the Dutch Golden Age, a period in Dutch history generally spanning the 17th century,[ …   Wikipedia

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