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Alternative formsEdit

  • Kücken (Austria, alongside Küken)

EtymologyEdit

Via German Low German from Middle Low German küken. Cognate with Dutch kuiken, English chicken. A related form is Middle High German kuchil, whence now obsolete Küchlein.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkyːkən/, [ˈkyːkən], [ˈkyːkŋ̩]
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NounEdit

Küken n (genitive Kükens, plural Küken)

  1. chick (young bird), fledgling, hatchling, squab (of a pigeon or dove))
  2. (figuratively) the youngest in a group
  3. plug (as in a cask)

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