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[koo-guh l, koo g-uh l]
noun Jewish Cookery.
  1. a baked casserole resembling a soufflé or pudding.
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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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Historical Examples of kugel

  • Kugel then identified Jackson as the man who had left the valise in the saloon.

    The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan


  • Chief Deitsch closed the valise and asked Kugel who gave it to him.

  • What do you think for a couple of small potatoes like Kugel & Mishkin?

  • The calche leaves his house at six o'clock, from the Kugel, auf der Wieden.

  • After Kugel's arrival at headquarters Jackson was ordered brought up-stairs and a dramatic scene followed.

British Dictionary definitions for kugel


noun Southern African censorious, slang
  1. a young Jewish woman from a wealthy background who is seen as being excessively materialistic
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Word Origin for kugel

C20 from Yiddish: pudding
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