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.
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How to use cookout in a sentence
That, along with its bright festive look, make it on-point for that upcoming holiday cookout.Watermelon and cucumber salad is as refreshing as it is easy to make | Ellie Krieger | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
It was the go-to place for birthdays, cookouts and holidays, filled with the aroma of mac-and-cheese, cornbread and sweet potato pie.Thousands of bullets have been fired in this D.C. neighborhood. Fear is part of everyday life. | Peter Hermann, John D. Harden | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
The website also goes on to list things like cookouts everybody remembers and, you know, that time ol’ Larry won a pie-eating contest.
No backyard cookout would be complete without a longneck disposable lighter.Optimal Grilling Accessories and Grilling Tools For The Best Backyard BBQ | Irena Collaku | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
The first Juneteenth celebration took place in 1866 in Texas with community gatherings, including sporting events, cookouts, prayers, dances, parades, and the singing of spirituals like “Many Thousands Gone” and “Go Down Moses.”
The New York Times later reported that he hosted a variation on a suburban cookout that began with slaughtering a goat.Kofi Awoonor, the Ghanaian Poet Killed in Westgate Mall Attack | Michael Daly | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here's what to bring, eat, and avoid at your next summer cookout.
British Dictionary definitions for cookout
US and Canadian a party where a meal is cooked and eaten out of doors
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