potluck

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pot·luck

noun \ˈpät-ˈlək, 1b also -ˌlək\

: a meal to which everyone who is invited brings food to share

: a meal for a guest that is prepared from whatever is available

Full Definition of POTLUCK

1
a :  the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made
b :  a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively <a potluck supper>
2
:  whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time

Examples of POTLUCK

  1. He organized a neighborhood potluck for next Saturday.
  2. I wasn't expecting you for dinner, so you'll have to take pot luck.

First Known Use of POTLUCK

1592

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