(in tropical countries) an open framework used in bed as a rest for the limbs.
Why Are People From The Netherlands Called Dutch?A demonym is any name derived from a place that helps describe people who live there. Californians are people who live in California. Frenchmen live in France. And so on. But what about the demonyms that are seemingly random? How the heck did people from the Netherlands become the Dutch, for example? Where Dutch came from Before we dig into this demonym, there are three terms …
Origin of Dutch wife
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for dutch wife
a long hard bolster used, esp in the tropics, to support one's uppermost knee when sleeping on one's side
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