Cookout (noun)

  1. A social event or gathering where food is cooked and served outdoors.
  2. An outdoor meal or party where food is cooked on a grill or campfire.
  3. An informal gathering where food is cooked and served outside.


The word "cookout" is likely a portmanteau of the words "cook" and "out", meaning to cook food outdoors.


  1. We're having a cookout this weekend, bring your own chair and a dish to share.
  2. The cookout was a great success, everyone had a good time.
  3. The cookout was held in the park and everyone brought their own meat to grill.
  4. They had a cookout at the beach and cooked fish they caught.
  5. The cookout was a family tradition, held every summer.
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