noun, plural bur·goos for 2b.
- 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
Examples from the Web for burgoo
"You shall have your breakfast soon," continued his master, eating the burgoo between his addresses to the animal.Snarleyyow|Captain Frederick Marryat
Major LeCroix gave a burgoo at his locust grove on the river, to which all the candidates were invited.Shawn of Skarrow|James Tandy Ellis
Burgoo is made precisely in the same manner as mush, but with oatmeal instead of Indian.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
In retrospect I smell the burgoo a-cooking, and sympathetically my mouth waters.Those Times And These|Irvin S. Cobb
All Kentuckians will vow they understand the true meaning of the word "burgoo."The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft|Dan Beard
British Dictionary definitions for burgoo
noun plural -goos
- a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
- a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served