Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
An outing or date on which each person pays his or her own way. To “go Dutch” is to go on such a date.
: We'll eat Dutch treat tonightnoun phrase
A meal, show, etc, where each person pays his or her own way (1887+)Related Terms
To pay one's own way at a dinner, show, etc: Nobody had much money, so we all went Dutch (1914+)