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cookout

or cook-out

[ koo k-out ]
/ ˈkʊkˌaʊt /
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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.

RELATED WORDS

picnic

Nearby words

cookie press, cookie sheet, cookie-cutter, cooking, cookoff, cookout, cookshack, cookshop, cookson, cookstove, cookstown

Origin of cookout

1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase cook out
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Examples from the Web for cookout

  • Here's what to bring, eat, and avoid at your next summer cookout.

    The 'Hungry Girl' Summer Diet|Lisa Lillien|June 12, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for cookout

cookout

/ (ˈkʊkˌaʊt) /

noun

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

cookout


n.

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

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