Borrowed 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.
- 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.
- (slang) Extremely appealing to look at; sexually alluring.
- I'm not even bragging, but me and my friends are pretty much quiche.
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)
- → Dutch: quiche
- → English: quiche
- → German: Quiche
- → Greek: κις (kis)
- → Portuguese: quiche
- → Russian: киш (kiš)
- → Spanish: quiche
- first-person singular present indicative of
- third-person singular present indicative of
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
- second-person singular imperative of
- “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)