Definition of Dutch uncle

1. Noun. A counselor who admonishes frankly and sternly.

Generic synonyms: Counsellor, Counselor



Definition of Dutch uncle

1. Noun. (alternative form of dutch uncle) ¹

2. Noun. One who reproves in a blunt, stern manner intended for the benefit of the recipient. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dutch Uncle

Dutch hands
Dutch hoe
Dutch hoes
Dutch iris
Dutch metal
Dutch monetary unit
Dutch ovens
Dutch people
Dutch pink
Dutch reckoning
Dutch tilt
Dutch tilts
Dutch treat
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Dutch uncles
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Dutcher
Dutchers
Dutchified
Dutchifies
Dutchify
Dutchifying
Dutchkin
Dutchland
Dutchman
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Literary usage of Dutch uncle

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"351 dutch uncle. To talk to any one like a dutch uncle is to reprehend him, ... 1837 If you keep a cutting didoes, I must talk to you like a dutch uncle. ..."

2. American Educational Monthly (1872)
"dutch uncle" (p. 83) is most used in New England, not to mean one whose presence is undesirable, but in the phrase "talk to him like a dutch uncle, ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1853)
"β€œTo talk lilac a dutch uncle.” β€” In some parts of America, when a person has determined to give another a regular lecture, he will often be heard to say, ..."

4. The Slang Dictionary: Or, The Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and "fast by John Camden Hotten (1865)
"DUTCH FEAST, where the host gets drunk before his guest. dutch uncle, a personage often introduced in conversation, but exceedingly difficult to describe; ..."

5. Folk-Etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in by Abram Smythe Palmer (1882)
"The phrase " A dutch uncle " is no doubt of similar origin. Milverton . .. began reasoning with the boys, talking to them like a dutch uncle ( I wonder what ..."

6. English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases: Collected from the Most Authentic by William Carew Hazlitt (1882)
"A dutch uncle. "I will talk to you like a dutch uncle," is a well-known phrase. A dwarf on a giant's shoulder sees farther of the two. ..."

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