or cook-out

[ kook-out ]
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  1. a party or entertainment featuring the cooking and eating of a meal out of doors.

  2. the process of cooking and eating a meal outdoors.

  1. a meal cooked and eaten in the open.

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

Origin of cookout

1945–50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase cook out

Words Nearby cookout Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cookout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cookout


/ (ˈkʊkˌaʊt) /

  1. US and Canadian a party where a meal is cooked and eaten out of doors

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