Hutch vs Cottage - What's the difference?

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Hutch is a related term of cottage.


As nouns the difference between hutch and cottage

is that hutch is a cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept while cottage is a small house; a cot; a hut.

As verbs the difference between hutch and cottage

is that hutch is to hoard or lay up, in a chest while cottage is to stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.

hutch

English

Noun

(es)
  • A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
  • * 1960 , , chapter 16,
  • To reach the courtroom, on the second floor, one passed sundry sunless county cubbyholes: the tax assessor,... the circuit clerk, the judge of probate lived in cool dim hutches that smelled
  • A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed.
  • A measure of two Winchester bushels.
  • (mining) The case of a flour bolt.
  • (mining) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.
  • A jig for washing ore.
  • Verb

  • To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
  • * Milton
  • She hutched the ore.
  • (mining) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
  • cottage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A small house; a cot; a hut.
  • A seasonal home of any size or stature. A recreational home or a home in a remote location.
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  • (UK, slang, dated) A public toilet.
  • Usage notes

    Sense “public toilet” dates from 19th century, now only in gay slang.

    Derived terms

    * cottage cheese * cottage hospital * cottage industry

    Verb

    (cottag)
  • To stay at a seasonal home, to go cottaging.
  • (intransitive, British, slang) Of men: To have homosexual sex in a public lavatory; to practice cottaging.
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