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cookbook

[koo k-boo k] /ˈkʊkˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book containing recipes and instructions for cooking.
Also, British, cookery book.
Origin of cookbook
1800-1810
1800-10, Americanism; cook1 + book
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Word Origin and History for cookery-book

cookbook

n.

1809, from cook + book (n.). Earlier was cookery book (1630s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for cookery-book

cookbook

modifier

Routine; mechanical; unimaginative: All he did was adopt the cookbook solution (1970s+)

noun
  1. A chemistry laboratory manual (1950s+ Students)
  2. ny guide, manual, protocol, etc: We use a cookbook of procedures (1970s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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