Definitions for potluckˈpɒtˌlʌk, -ˈlʌk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pot•luckˈpɒtˌlʌk, -ˈlʌk(n.)

  1. a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase.

  2. Also called pot′luck sup′per. a meal, esp. for a large group, to which participants bring food to be shared.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. whatever is available or comes one's way.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potluck(noun)

    whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all

    "having arrived unannounced we had to take potluck"; "a potluck supper"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Potluck(noun)

    whatever may chance to be in the pot, or may be provided for a meal


  1. Potluck

    A potluck is a gathering of people where each person or group of people may contribute a dish of food prepared by the person or the group of people, to be shared among the group. Synonyms include: potluck dinner, spread, Jacob's join, Jacob's supper, faith supper, covered dish supper, dish party, bring and share, shared lunch, pitch-in, carry-in, bring-a-plate, dish-to-pass, fuddle. It is also referred to as a smorgasbord or potlatch.


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