bur·​goo | \ ˈbər-ˌgü How to pronounce burgoo (audio) , (ˌ)bər-ˈgü \
plural burgoos

Definition of burgoo

1 : oatmeal gruel
2 : hardtack and molasses cooked together
3a : a stew or thick soup of meat and vegetables originally served at outdoor gatherings
b : a picnic at which burgoo is served

Examples of burgoo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other menu favorites include the baby back ribs and the burgoo. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 17 May 2022 In other parts of Churchill downs, people can find signature fare like Derby pie and burgoo. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, 5 May 2022 The site includes menu items that are served at Churchill Downs, like Kentucky burgoo and shrimp succotash salad. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 6 Jan. 2022 Each dish on the at-home menu is paired with a wine and cocktail, with dishes like black-eyed pea and corn salsa with chips and pork rinds, shrimp succotash salad and Kentucky burgoo. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 19 Apr. 2021 Executive chef Ming Pu’s menu will include Cornish game hen burgoo, rabbit consommé and ginger apple sorbet. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 17 Jan. 2018 Yes, there’s a glossary on the JuneBaby website, one that gives you the lowdown on everything from burgoo and calalu to ugali and succotash. Jeff Gordinier, Esquire, 18 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of burgoo

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burgoo

origin unknown

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12 Jun 2022

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“Burgoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgoo. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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