- food or a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase: to take potluck with a friend.
- Also called potluck supper, potluck dinner, potluck lunch. a meal, especially for a large group, to which participants bring various foods to be shared.
- whatever is available or comes one's way: With fluctuating interest rates, homebuyers are learning to take potluck with the banks.
Origin of potluck
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Examples from the Web for potluck
He loved that idea, and suggested a potluck dinner of sushi and strawberry smoothies and readings from our favorite books.My Post-Ultra-Orthodox Wedding
March 21, 2014
Him that draws most of the potluck in this world is the same that drops most in.The Belted Seas
Word Origin and History for potluck
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with potluck
see take potluck.
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