- A room or area for preparing food.
- An admixture of languages spoken to convey meaning between non-native speakers.
Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines 1886: Sir Henry and Umbopo sat conversing in a mixture of broken English and kitchen Zulu, in low voices, but earnestly enough.
- African American slang for the nape of a persons hair line, often referring to its uncombed or "nappy" look
Etymology: Old English cycene, from a Germanic borrowing of vulgar cucina, cucÄna, from coquere "to cook". Cognate with Dutch keuken, German Kíche, Swedish kík.
- Dutch: keuken
- French, cuisine
- German: Kí¼che
- Spanish: cocina
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