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[koo-guh l, koo g-uh l] /ˈku gəl, ˈkʊg əl/
noun, Jewish Cookery.
a baked casserole resembling a soufflé or pudding.
Origin of kugel
1840-50; < Yiddish kugl; compare Middle High German kugel(e) ball, sphere (German Kugel); perhaps akin to cudgel Unabridged
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  • kugel decreed that the day forever would be a day of absurdity.
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noun (South African, censorious, slang)
a young Jewish woman from a wealthy background who is seen as being excessively materialistic
Word Origin
C20 from Yiddish: pudding
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