[ koo k-uh-ree ]
/ ˈkʊk ə ri /

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cookery


/ (ˈkʊkərɪ) /


the art, study, or practice of cooking
US a place for cooking
Canadian a cookhouse at a mining or lumber camp
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Word Origin and History for cookery



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

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