Dictionary.com

cookout

or cook-out

[ kook-out ]
/ ˈkʊkˌaʊt /
Save This Word!

noun
a party or entertainment featuring the cooking and eating of a meal out of doors.
the process of cooking and eating a meal outdoors.
a meal cooked and eaten in the open.
adjective
of, relating to, or intended for use or consumption at a cookout.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between "it’s" and "its" in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 8
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of cookout

1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase cook out
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use cookout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cookout

cookout
/ (ˈkʊkˌaʊt) /

noun
US and Canadian a party where a meal is cooked and eaten out of doors
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
FEEDBACK