pre·​cooked (ˌ)prē-ˈku̇kt How to pronounce precooked (audio)
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a precooked speech

Examples of precooked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This kid-friendly recipe comes together in a muffin tin, where little spaghetti nests create the base for precooked Italian-style meatballs and tomato basil pasta sauce. Kristy Alpert, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Nov. 2023 Also remember, to safely stuff the turkey, use only precooked ingredients, and loosely fill the cavity (about ½ to 3⁄4 cup of stuffing per pound of turkey) just before roasting. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 13 Nov. 2023 Dry, precooked rice has softened to a brittle texture similar to coffee beans and is super effective at cleaning burr grinders without causing any damage. Christina Manian, Rdn, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 July 2023 These convenience products, including the various precooked grains available, can yield hot, fluffy results in a fraction of the time. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 21 July 2023 Now, with precooked versions available to stream online, the experience is diminished twice. Matt Curtis, New York Times, 21 June 2023 Sure enough, the floppy precooked omelet patties were as nasty as old sponges. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 28 Mar. 2023 In Treme, a cradle of Black culture and New Orleans brass band music, Backatown Coffee Parlor owners Jessica and Alonzo Knox couldn’t cook in their all-electric kitchen but gave away salad makings, pastries and rapidly thawing bags of frozen, precooked crawfish tails. Kevin McGill, ajc, 6 Sep. 2021 Those ordering patterns will likely differ for each center's neighborhood: Perhaps one grocery store's customers may really go for precooked foods or rotisserie chickens. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of precooked was in 1964

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“Precooked.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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