'My Old Dutch'

I would like to know where the term 'My Old Dutch' stems from. I understand there was a film made in 1934 called 'My Old Dutch' but am alos aware of a shop calling itself this name that celebrates not only war time fashion but Hollywood and post war glamour.
Ultimately though, what does the phrase actually mean and how does it originate????

Answers please!!!
18:23 Tue 24th Aug 2010
Best Answer

No best answer has yet been selected by Jbird. Once a best answer has been selected, it will be shown here.

For more on marking an answer as the "Best Answer", please visit our FAQ.

1 to 4 of 4

I've always understood it was cockney, not rhyming slang but short for "Duchess".
possibly Duchess of Fife > wife, but probably not

There's also a pancake restaurant in High Holborn, London, called My Old Dutch.

1 to 4 of 4

Related Questions

10a Cameron broadcast affair R???n?e 1d Smell Dutch spirit- it's unexciting H?m???? 12d Military exercises bore Drill ? 16a Old liberal hugs one animated girl in merry go round Whirligig ? 16d Hawser...
1a. Undercover Party (6,7) ?????? C???A?? Possibly ?????? COMPANY 9a. Unlike anything known before, plenty in French one, old Dutch capital (10) ??E???T??? 12a. Cut flyer some French's wood (9)...
Of all the performances tonight I was left wondering if Willian is expecting to follow his former manager to Old Trafford. No wonder he was taken off (maybe there's another reason flu etc.) but he...
Hi everyone, I'm editing a video for a Dutch man's 50th birthday, and would like to put one or two dutch songs in it. I'd like something that would be appealing to a 50 year old man (i.e. no techno DJ...
are sharing the same carriage on a train. when the train goes through a tunnel, it then becomes pitch black. suddenly a loud smack is heard. the train emerges with the englishman rubbing his cheek....

Latest posts