kuih

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English[edit]

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Colourful kuih in Malaysia

Etymology[edit]

From Malay kuih, from Min Nan 粿 (kóe, “rice cakes”).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

kuih pl (plural only)

  1. Bite-sized snack or dessert foods in Malaysia and nearby countries, usually made from rice and often brightly coloured.

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Min Nan 粿 (kóe).

Noun[edit]

kuih (Jawi spelling کوءيه‎, plural kuih-kuih, informal 1st possessive kuihku, impolite 2nd possessive kuihmu, 3rd possessive kuihnya)

  1. bite-sized cakes, cookies or pastry, especially the steamed ones made in Southeast Asia or Southern China

Alternative forms[edit]

  • kue (Indonesian)

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: kuih

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