- a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions.
- a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.
Origin of burgoo
Words nearby burgoo
How to use burgoo in a sentence
We was off Minot's Ledge wid a northeaster, butt first, atop of us, thicker'n burgoo."Captains Courageous"|Rudyard Kipling
Weve brought lots of lunch, and Im sure there is enough of Percys burgoo, or whatever it is, to feed a regiment.The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine|Katherine Stokes
The burgoo or oatmeal gruel served at breakfast made him sick; he knew how it had been made in the cook's dirty pans.In Clive's Command|Herbert Strang
All Kentuckians will vow they understand the true meaning of the word "burgoo."
When the burgoo is done dip it out and drink it from tin cups.
British Dictionary definitions for burgoo
- a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
- a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served