Borrowing from French quiche, from Lorraine Rhine Franconian Küeche (“cake”), from Middle High German kuoche (German Kuchen, English kuchen), from Old High German kuocho, kuohho, from Proto-Germanic *kōkô (English cookie), from Proto-Indo-European *gog- (“ball-shaped object”), whence also English cake (via Proto-Germanic *kakǭ (“cake”)). Compare Persian کوکو (Kuku, “quiche”). More at cake.
quiche (plural quiches)
- A pie made primarily of eggs and cream in a pastry crust. Other ingredients such as chopped meat or vegetables are often added to the eggs before the quiche is baked.
From Lorraine Rhine Franconian Küeche, from Middle High German kuoche, from Old High German kuocho, kuohho, from Proto-Germanic *kōkô, from Proto-Indo-European *gog (“ball-shaped object”). First attested in French in 1805. More at cake.
quiche f (plural quiches)
- “quiche” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
quiche f or m (in variation) (plural quiches)
- quiche (pie made of eggs and cream)
In Portugal quiche is mostly used as a feminine noun whereas Brazil shows a more mixed m/f usage.
- ^ Helena Figueira (accessed October 29, 2015), “Dúvida Linguística: género de quiche”, in (Please provide the title of the work)