or kim·chee

[ kim-chee ]
/ ˈkɪm tʃi /


Korean Cookery. a spicy pickled or fermented mixture containing cabbage, onions, and sometimes fish, variously seasoned, as with garlic, horseradish, red peppers, and ginger.

Nearby words

  1. kimball,
  2. kimberley,
  3. kimberlite,
  4. kimberly,
  5. kimbundu,
  6. kimmelstiel-wilson disease,
  7. kimmer,
  8. kimono,
  9. kin,
  10. kin selection

Origin of kimchi

1895–1900; < Korean kimch'i, hypercorrection of cimch'i, earlier timchoy < Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese chén steeped + cày vegetables Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for kimchi



1898, from Korean.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper