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[koo-khuh n]
  1. a yeast-raised coffeecake, often containing fruit.
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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

Historical Examples

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

    Pointed Roofs

    Dorothy Richardson

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

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

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

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill

British Dictionary definitions for kuchen


  1. a breadlike cake containing apple, nuts, and sugar, originating from Germany
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Word Origin

German: cake
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