self-cooking

cooking

[kook-ing]
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that cooks.
2.
the art or practice of preparing food; cookery.
adjective
3.
used in preparing foods: a cooking utensil.
4.
fit to eat when cooked (distinguished from eating ): cooking apples.

Origin:
1635–45; cook1 + -ing1, -ing2

self-cooking, adjective
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Word Origin & History

cook
O.E. coc, from V.L. cocus "cook," from L. coquus, from coquere "to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest, turn over in the mind" from PIE base *pekw- "to cook" (cf. Oscan popina "kitchen," Skt. pakvah "cooked," Gk. peptein, Lith. kepti "to bake, roast," O.C.S. pecenu "roasted"). The noun was first; Gmc.
languages had no one native term for all types of cooking. The verb is first attested late 14c.; the figurative sense of "to manipulate, falsify, doctor" is from 1630s. To cook with gas is 1930s jive talk.
"There is the proverb, the more cooks the worse potage." [Gascoigne, 1575]
Related: Cooker (a type of stove, 1884); cookery (1390s); cooking (1640s).
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