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 Executive chef Ming Pu’s menu will include Cornish game hen burgoo, rabbit consommé and ginger apple sorbet. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Things to do around Louisville this week: Auto show, B3 Bash, Kid Rock & more," 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, "The Best New Restaurants in America 2017," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of burgoo

1700, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for burgoo

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Cite this Entry

“Burgoo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgoo. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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