cook·​out | \ ˈku̇k-ˌau̇t How to pronounce cookout (audio) \

Definition of cookout

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

Examples of cookout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Angus and Wagyu hamburger patty combos are the ultimate cookout companion as the Wagyu has flavor like no other and the Angus delivers a flavor dimension all on its own. Mark Heim |, al, "Memorial Day 2020 meat sales: 3 best online deals for your grilling needs," 19 May 2020 At Noblesville, that could include a celebratory walk through the school followed by a cookout and/or recognition at Homecoming 2020. Mj Slaby, Indianapolis Star, "7 unique ways Central Indiana high schools are celebrating graduation," 19 May 2020 His father said the family would have celebrated his son's 26th birthday with a cookout. NBC News, "Ahmaud Arbery shooting: A timeline of the case," 12 May 2020 Concurring celebrations, from big summer cookouts to private graduation parties, will also be on hold. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With livestreamed or pre-packaged ceremonies, college seniors will celebrate graduation at home," 8 May 2020 Ingram for the People spent $105 on vegetables for a cookout. cleveland, "Helium, honey, hair products: Ohio pols’ odd campaign expenses," 6 Feb. 2020 Make your reservations for each cookout by calling Human Services at 440-526-2499 and do it right away. Shirley Macfarland,, "It’s Lobsterfest time again in Brecksville and you’re invited: Talk of the Towns," 29 Aug. 2019 Or something simple to take to a potluck, cookout or another social occasion? Robin Mather,, "How to use summer’s bounty in quick breads that go sweet or savory," 16 July 2019 Americans eat three hamburgers a week, so serving beef at your cookout is as patriotic as buying a gun. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, "Can a Burger Help Solve Climate Change?," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of cookout

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cookout was in 1947

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25 May 2020

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“Cookout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cookout

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


cook·​out | \ ˈku̇k-ˌau̇t How to pronounce cookout (audio) \

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

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