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cookout

[koo k-out] /ˈkʊkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
a party or entertainment featuring the cooking and eating of a meal out of doors.
2.
the process of cooking and eating a meal outdoors.
3.
a meal cooked and eaten in the open.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or intended for use or consumption at a cookout.
Also, cook-out.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase cook out
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British Dictionary definitions for cook-out

cookout

/ˈkʊkˌaʊt/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a party where a meal is cooked and eaten out of doors
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Word Origin and History for cook-out

cookout

n.

also cook-out, 1930, American English, from cook (v.) + out (adv.).

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