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  1. a person employed in, or in charge of, a kitchen.
  2. an elaborate kitchen stove.
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Origin of kitchener

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at kitchen, -er1


  1. Horatio Herbert1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum and of Broome, 1850–1916, English field marshal and statesman.
  2. a city in S Ontario, in SE Canada.
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Examples from the Web for kitchener

Historical Examples

  • At once Kitchener pressed on to Omdurman, but the bloody day is not yet at an end.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

  • After lunch, I left with Kitchener and travelled by motor to London.


    John French, Viscount of Ypres

  • Kitchener pre-eminently a man who knows what he is talking about.

  • It was not a good sign for Dulcie to be rude to General Kitchener.

  • Kitchener visited the Hospital some time ago but I missed seeing him.

British Dictionary definitions for kitchener


  1. an industrial town in SE Canada, in S Ontario: founded in 1806 as Dutch Sand Hills, it was renamed Berlin in 1830 and Kitchener in 1916. Pop: 190 399 (2001)
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  1. Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum. 1850–1916, British field marshal. As head of the Egyptian army (1892–98), he expelled the Mahdi from the Sudan (1898), occupying Khartoum; he also commanded British forces (1900–02) in the Boer War and (1902–09) in India. He conducted the mobilization of the British army for World War I as war minister (1914–16); he was drowned on his way to Russia
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