potluck

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noun pot·luck \ˈpät-ˈlək, 1b also -ˌlək\

Definition of potluck

  1. 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. 2 :  whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time

Examples of potluck in a sentence

  1. He organized a neighborhood potluck for next Saturday.

  2. I wasn't expecting you for dinner, so you'll have to take pot luck.

1592

First Known Use of potluck

1592


POTLUCK Defined for English Language Learners

potluck

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noun pot·luck \ˈpät-ˈlək, 1b also -ˌlək\

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

potluck

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noun pot·luck \ˈpät-ˈlək\

Definition of potluck for Students

  1. :  a meal to which people bring food to share


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