hutch

[ huhch ]
/ hʌtʃ /

noun

a pen or enclosed coop for small animals: rabbit hutch.
a chest, cupboard, bin, etc., for storage.
any of various chestlike cabinets, raised on legs and having doors or drawers in front, sometimes with open shelves above.
a small cottage, hut, or cabin.
a baker's kneading trough.

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Origin of hutch

1275–1325; Middle English hucche, variant of whucce, Old English hwicce chest; not akin to Old French huge, huche (ch form apparently by contamination with English word)
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British Dictionary definitions for hutch

hutch
/ (hʌtʃ) /

noun

a cage, usually of wood and wire mesh, for small animals
informal, derogatory a small house
a cart for carrying ore
a trough, esp one used for kneading dough or (in mining) for washing ore

verb

(tr) to store or keep in or as if in a hutch

Word Origin for hutch

C14 hucche, from Old French huche, from Medieval Latin hutica, of obscure origin
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