noun, Sometimes Offensive.
a person who criticizes or reproves with unsparing severity and frankness.
(informal) a person who criticizes or reproves frankly and severely
A severely censorious person, usually a man: A ”Dutch uncle” whose every word is reproof (1838+)
A stern, candid critic or adviser, as in When I got in trouble with the teacher again, the principal talked to me like a Dutch uncle. This expression, often put as talk to one like a Dutch uncle, presumably alludes to the sternness and sobriety attributed to the Dutch. [ Early 1800s ]
noun 1. (in tropical countries) an open framework used in bed as a rest for the limbs. noun 1. a long hard bolster used, esp in the tropics, to support one’s uppermost knee when sleeping on one’s side
noun 1. a Dutch merchant company chartered in 1621 to carry on trade with Africa, the West Indies, North and South America, and Australia.
[duhch-woo m-uh n] /ˈdʌtʃˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural Dutchwomen. 1. a female native or inhabitant of the Netherlands; a woman of Dutch ancestry.
[doo-tee-uh s, dyoo-] /ˈdu ti əs, ˈdyu-/ adjective 1. dutiful; obedient. /ˈdjuːtɪəs/ adjective 1. (formal or archaic) dutiful; obedient