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potluck

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noun pot·luck \ˈpät-ˈlək, 1b also -ˌlək\

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of potluck

  1. 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. 2 :  whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time

Examples of potluck in a sentence

  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.



1592

First Known Use of potluck

1592


POTLUCK Defined for Kids

potluck

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noun pot·luck \ˈpät-ˈlək\

Definition of potluck for Students

  1. :  a meal to which people bring food to share




Learn More about potluck

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "potluck"


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