Etymology
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hutch (n.)

c. 1200, "storage chest" (also applied to the biblical "ark of God"), from Old French huche "chest, trunk, coffer; coffin; kneading trough; shop displaying merchandise," from Medieval Latin hutica "chest," a word of uncertain origin. Sense of "cupboard for food or dishes" first recorded 1670s; that of "box-like pen for an animal" is from c. 1600.

updated on September 12, 2015

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Definitions of hutch from WordNet

hutch (n.)
a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals;
hutch (n.)
small crude shelter used as a dwelling;
Synonyms: hovel / hut / shack / shanty
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