- A long body-length pillow that can be held or wrapped around one's body while sleeping. The origin of the term is thought to be from the Netherlands, Dutch colony of Indonesia where Dutch traders would spend long periods away from their wives.
- In East Asia and Southeast Asia, a wicker or bamboo tube the size of a person for use in the bed. In the summer heat, the open bamboo structure is cooler than fabric pillows or sheets. The Dutch wife is embraced by the user- this position exposes the maximum amount of the body to cooling breezes.
- A prostitute
- A sex doll - in Japanese, a "dakimakura"
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