Origin of kitchen
Examples from the Web for kitchen
Hitchcock is very proud of his kitchen; he's comfortable here.
At the end of one of our sessions I join them in their kitchen for yet another drink.
The days it takes place are marked on the wall calendar in the kitchen and counted down to with feverish excitement.
He knew all about cilantro and the best facial cleanses, but in bed and on the kitchen table he was all about the ladies.How Straight World Stole ‘Gay’: The Last Gasp of the ‘Lumbersexual’|Tim Teeman|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she is still in the kitchen, responsible for the running of the household.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Don was telling some of his adventures, and no one but Celestia Ann in the kitchen noticed the ringing of the door-bell.Mildred at Home|Martha Finley
If you find the formula, Madge, I want you to fix me up a solution for the kitchen pump!The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
The woman went into the kitchen and baked the waffles; but when she came back to him again he was dead.The Swedish Fairy Book|Various
"I'd get thrown out on my bean if I ever stuck my nose in the kitchen door," Murk said.The Brand of Silence|Harrington Strong
But there was no such appetizing smell as that of pancakes coming up from Mrs. Bimbys kitchen.The Bobbsey Twins at Cedar Camp|Laura Lee Hope
British Dictionary definitions for kitchen
- a room or part of a building equipped for preparing and cooking food
- (as modifier)a kitchen table
Word Origin for kitchen
Word Origin and History for kitchen
c.1200, from Old English cycene, from West Germanic *kokina (cf. Middle Dutch cökene, Old High German chuhhina, German Küche, Danish kjøkken), probably borrowed from Vulgar Latin *cocina (cf. French cuisine, Spanish cocina), variant of Latin coquina "kitchen," from fem. of coquinus "of cooks," from coquus "cook," from coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)).
The Old English word might be directly from Vulgar Latin. Kitchen cabinet "informal but powerful set of advisors" is American English slang, 1832, originally in reference to administration of President Andrew Jackson. Kitchen midden (1863) in archaeology translates Danish kjøkken mødding. Surname Kitchener ("one in charge of a monastic kitchen") is from early 14c. Old English also had cycenðenung "service in the kitchen."
Idioms and Phrases with kitchen
see everything but the kitchen sink; if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.