Keks

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally called English cakes by Hermann Bahlsen, who brought the idea to Germany in 1889. From 1911 his company changed the name of the article to Keks; at the time, the plural was also Keks.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Keks m, n (genitive Kekses, plural Kekse)

  1. cookie (US), biscuit (UK)

Usage notes[edit]

The word is always masculine in northern and central Germany. In the southern half of the language area it is often neuter.

Related terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Keks in Duden online