[koo-guh l, koo g-uh l]

Origin of kugel

1840–50; < Yiddish kugl; compare Middle High German kugel(e) ball, sphere (German Kugel); perhaps akin to cudgel
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noun Southern African censorious, slang
  1. a young Jewish woman from a wealthy background who is seen as being excessively materialistic

Word Origin for kugel

C20 from Yiddish: pudding
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