cook·​er ˈku̇-kər How to pronounce cooker (audio)
: one that cooks: such as
: a utensil, device, or apparatus for cooking
: a person who tends a cooking process : cook
British : stove

Examples of cooker in a Sentence

a portable gas-fired cooker that's perfect for camping trips Dad was the traditional cooker of the big Sunday breakfast.
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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cooker was in 1780

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Cite this Entry

“Cooker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


cook·​er ˈku̇k-ər How to pronounce cooker (audio)
: one that cooks
especially : a utensil, device, or piece of equipment for cooking

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