or cook-out

[koo k-out]


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.


of, relating to, or intended for use or consumption at a cookout.

Nearby words

  1. cookie press,
  2. cookie sheet,
  3. cookie-cutter,
  4. cooking,
  5. cookoff,
  6. cookshack,
  7. cookshop,
  8. cookson,
  9. cookstove,
  10. cookstown

Origin of cookout

1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase cook out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cookout



US and Canadian a party where a meal is cooked and eaten out of doors
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Word Origin and History for cookout



also cook-out, 1930, American English, from cook (v.) + out (adv.).

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