• IPA: /ˈkɪt͡ʃən/, /ˈkɪt͡ʃɪn/

kitchen (plural kitchens)

  1. A room or area for preparing food.
    • 2016, [ VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      We cook in the kitchen.
  2. Cuisine.
  3. (chiefly, African American Vernacular English) The nape of a person's hairline, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look.
  4. (music) The percussion section of an orchestra.
  5. (dated) A utensil for roasting meat.
    • 1897, The Warm Springs Receipt-book (page 70)
      There are two modes of roasting: One is to use a tin kitchen before an open fire, and the other, and more common way, is to use a hot oven.
  6. (attributive) A domesticated or uneducated form of a language.
    • 1885, H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines,
      Sir Henry and Umbopo sat conversing in a mixture of broken English and kitchen Zulu, in low voices, but earnestly enough.
  7. (slang) A public gaming room in a casino.
    • 1925, William Rutherford Hayes Trowbridge, In the sun with a passport (page 31)
      Having done what was required to gain admittance to the "kitchen," as the public rooms are termed, as well as to the more exclusive "Salle Privée" […]
  8. (obsolete) Anything eaten as a relish with bread, potatoes, etc.
Translations Verb

kitchen (kitchens, present participle kitchening; past and past participle kitchened)

  1. To do kitchen work; to prepare food.
  2. To embellish a basic food; to season, add condiments, etc.
  3. (by extension) To embellish; to dress up.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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