Simple Definition of potluck
: 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
He organized a neighborhood potluck for next Saturday.
I wasn't expecting you for dinner, so you'll have to take pot luck.
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Definition of potluck
: a meal to which people bring food to share
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