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[koo k-hous]
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noun, plural cook·hous·es [koo k-hou-ziz] /ˈkʊkˌhaʊ zɪz/.
  1. a building or place for cooking, especially a camp kitchen.
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Origin of cookhouse

First recorded in 1785–95; cook1 + house
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Historical Examples

  • But it is at the cookhouse that I am supposed to have my most deadly effect.

    Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, September 23, 1914


  • The cookhouse with them was the galley; rations were victuals; and kit was gear.

  • We endeavoured to get cookhouse jobs for the pickings to be had, but could not do so.

  • Chuck left the cookhouse and Slim was alone with the Chinese cook.

  • When they emerged from the cookhouse, Joe Haines was waiting for them.

British Dictionary definitions for cookhouse


  1. a place for cooking, esp a camp kitchen
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