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