[ pot-luhk, -luhk ]
/ ˈpɒtˌlʌk, -ˈlʌk /
food or a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase: to take potluck with a friend.
Also called potluck supper, potluck dinner, potluck lunch . a meal, especially for a large group, to which participants bring various foods to be shared.
whatever is available or comes one's way: With fluctuating interest rates, homebuyers are learning to take potluck with the banks.
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Example sentences from the Web for potluck
He loved that idea, and suggested a potluck dinner of sushi and strawberry smoothies and readings from our favorite books.
Him that draws most of the potluck in this world is the same that drops most in.The Belted Seas|Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for potluck
- whatever food happens to be available without special preparation
- (as modifier)a pot-luck dinner
whatever is available (esp in the phrase take pot luck)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Idioms and Phrases with potluck
see take potluck.
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