[koo-khuh n]


a yeast-raised coffeecake, often containing fruit.

Nearby words

  1. kubla khan,
  2. kublai khan,
  3. kubrick,
  4. kubrick, stanley,
  5. kuch bihar,
  6. kuching,
  7. kudlik,
  8. kudo,
  9. kudos,
  10. kudrun

Origin of kuchen

First recorded in 1850–55, kuchen is from the German word Kuchen cake

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Examples from the Web for kuchen

  • The woman laid a piece of the fresh Sunday Kuchen into his bundle and held it out toward him.

  • When I was cutting you a piece of Kuchen, you would snatch greedily at the crumbs as they fell.

    Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
  • Many of these things Frau Knapf herself told me, standing there by the door with the Kuchen heavy on her mind.

  • The whole of the table on her right confessed to one Kuchen with their chocolate.

    Pointed Roofs|Dorothy Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for kuchen



a breadlike cake containing apple, nuts, and sugar, originating from Germany

Word Origin for kuchen

German: cake

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