cookout

noun
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 Start by making the marinade and skewering the chicken the morning of your cookout. Asha Loupy, Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2022 Denmark has recorded multiple visits with those schools and will also be visiting Notre Dame on Tuesday for their recruiting cookout. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 25 July 2022 This mural brings our team together as a collaboration space for meetings and even our annual summer cookout. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 July 2022 For this Fourth of July, bring something special to your cookout with friends and family. Kaitlyn Keegan, Hartford Courant, 1 July 2022 Here's a big-batch summer drink that everyone can enjoy at your next cookout. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 June 2022 Once your cookout's died down, watch fireworks from the comfort of sleeping bags and cap off the night with some (not super scary) ghost stories before sleeping under the stars. Leigh Crandall, Country Living, 14 June 2022 The source for that tweet was the American Farm Bureau, which does an annual survey of how the costs of the cookout change from year to year. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 1 July 2022 Second, nobody wants to go to a sanctity-of-life anti-choice cookout — the potato salad is going to be trash. Ky Henderson, Rolling Stone, 27 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cookout

1941, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Cookout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cookout. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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cookout

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

Kids Definition of cookout

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

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