[koo k-uh-ree]

noun, plural cook·er·ies.

the art or practice of cooking.
a place equipped for cooking.

Origin of cookery

First recorded in 1350–1400, cookery is from the Middle English word cokerie. See cook1, -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cookery

Contemporary Examples of cookery

  • Ferris credits her books Louisiana Cookery (1954) and New Orleans Cuisine (1969) as exemplars of diligent reporting and research.

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    The Tragic History of Southern Food

    Jason Berry

    November 12, 2014

  • How does she find the time to write her cookery column for Waitrose magazine, that's what people will be asking.

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    Pippa Hits The Races

    Tom Sykes

    March 14, 2013

Historical Examples of cookery

British Dictionary definitions for cookery



the art, study, or practice of cooking
US a place for cooking
Canadian a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for cookery

late 14c.; see cook (n.) + -ery.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper