Kittchen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a criminal slang word for “house”, which is derived from Middle Low German kōte, whence also German Kate (hut). The form Kittchen, though formally a diminutive, is likely to be explained by conflation with unrelated Middle High German kīche (jail).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɪtçən/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Kittchen n (genitive Kittchens, plural Kittchen)

  1. (informal) jail, gaol

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