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kitchen

[kich-uh n] /ˈkɪtʃ ən/
noun
1.
a room or place equipped for cooking.
2.
culinary department; cuisine:
This restaurant has a fine Italian kitchen.
3.
the staff or equipment of a kitchen.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or designed for use in a kitchen:
kitchen window; kitchen curtains.
5.
employed in or assigned to a kitchen:
kitchen help.
6.
of or resembling a pidginized language, especially one used for communication between employers and servants or other employees who do not speak the same language.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English kichene, Old English cyceneLatin coquīna, equivalent to coqu(ere) to cook + -īna -ine1; cf. cuisine
Related forms
kitchenless, adjective
kitcheny, adjective
outkitchen, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for out kitchen

kitchen

/ˈkɪtʃɪn/
noun
1.
  1. a room or part of a building equipped for preparing and cooking food
  2. (as modifier): a kitchen table
Word Origin
Old English cycene, ultimately from Late Latin coquīna, from Latin coquere to cook; see kiln
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Word Origin and History for out kitchen

kitchen

n.

c.1200, from Old English cycene, from West Germanic *kokina (cf. Middle Dutch cökene, Old High German chuhhina, German Küche, Danish kjøkken), probably borrowed from Vulgar Latin *cocina (cf. French cuisine, Spanish cocina), variant of Latin coquina "kitchen," from fem. of coquinus "of cooks," from coquus "cook," from coquere "to cook" (see cook (n.)).

The Old English word might be directly from Vulgar Latin. Kitchen cabinet "informal but powerful set of advisors" is American English slang, 1832, originally in reference to administration of President Andrew Jackson. Kitchen midden (1863) in archaeology translates Danish kjøkken mødding. Surname Kitchener ("one in charge of a monastic kitchen") is from early 14c. Old English also had cycenðenung "service in the kitchen."

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Slang definitions & phrases for out kitchen

kitchen

noun
  1. The cab of a locomotive (1940s+ Railroad)
  2. The stomach
  3. The space over home plate where a batter finds it easiest to hit a fair ball; a batter's preferred point of delivery; wheelhouse: He'd throw it in my kitchen, so I moved up a step toward the plate (1970+ Baseball)
Related Terms

if you can't stand the heat* stay out of the kitchen

[baseball sense perhaps ultimately fr kitchen, ''stomach,'' found by 1594]


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