Definition of potluck
1a : the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been madeb : a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively a potluck supper
2 : whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time
Examples of potluck in a Sentence
He organized a neighborhood potluck for next Saturday.
I wasn't expecting you for dinner, so you'll have to take pot luck.
Recent Examples of potluck from the Web
A Peruvian-themed potluck for nearly two dozen organized by Dining for Women in Vienna, Va.
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First Known Use of potluck
POTLUCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of potluck for English Language Learners
: a meal to which everyone who is invited brings food to share
: a meal for a guest that is prepared from whatever is available
POTLUCK Defined for Kids
Definition of potluck for Students
: a meal to which people bring food to share
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