cookout

noun cook·out \ ˈku̇k-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of cookout

: an outing at which a meal is cooked and served in the open; also : the meal cooked

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First Known Use of cookout

1947

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Definition of cookout for English Language Learners

  • : a meal or party at which food is cooked and served outdoors


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cookout

noun cook·out \ ˈku̇k-ˌau̇t \

Definition of cookout for Students

: a meal or party at which food is cooked and served outdoors


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