Definition of kugel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkuːg(ə)l


  • 1 [mass noun] (In Jewish cookery) a kind of savoury pudding of potatoes or other vegetables.
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    • Their tote bags were laden with vegetables to prepare for chicken soup and potato kugel.
    • They bring steaming trays of potato kugel and berry cobbler, bottles of grape juice and sweet wine.
    • He meant potato kugel, no doubt made in the traditional way with eggs, chicken fat, onion, and grated potato.
  • 2South African derogatory A spoilt and materialistic young woman, typically Jewish, with a distinctive nasal accent.
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    • Wealthy middle-aged American women, with bright red lipstick, black Cleopatra hairstyles and accents similar to Sandton kugels swamped the gardens, clicking digital cameras.
    • And, despite her being the epitome of a kugel, the South African version of a Jewish American Princess, and being stereotypically racist in a white South African way, I actually like the woman.


Yiddish, literally 'ball'.

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