Definition of Potluck

1. Noun. Whatever happens to be available especially when offered to an unexpected guest or when brought by guests and shared by all. "A potluck supper"

Generic synonyms: Meal, Repast



Definition of Potluck

1. n. Whatever may chance to be in the pot, or may be provided for a meal.

Definition of Potluck

1. Noun. (dated) A meal, especially one offered to a guest, consisting of whatever is available. ¹

2. Noun. Whatever is available in a particular situation. ¹

3. Noun. (proscribed) A meal consisting of whatever guests have brought, particularly from different parts of the world; a potlatch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potluck

1. food which is incidentally available [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Potluck

potlache
potlaches
potlatch
potlatched
potlatcher
potlatchers
potlatches
potlatching
potless
potlid
potlids
potlike
potlikker
potline
potlines
potluck (current term)
potlucks
potman
potmen
potomania
potometer
potometers
potoo
potoos
potoroo
potoroos
potosiite
potpie
potpies
potplant

Literary usage of Potluck

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1. Lessons in the Speaking and Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Eliza Randall Simmons Bailey (1922)
"One pupil shall be Mrs. potluck. She must be blindfolded while she ... The pupil whom she touches will be Mrs. potluck, and the game will begin over again. ..."

2. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1826)
"potluck. Good sir. Hearsay. No, keep it and hoard it up ; My purse is no safe place ... potluck. Let me Request you, that you would be pleas'd to take it. ..."

3. A Select Collection of Old Plays by Robert Dodsley (1780)
"potluck. Being thou wert not here ? The time is come, Thou'lt be as good unto ... potluck. . Now, God forbid; and would you offer T' undo a widow-woman fo ? ..."

4. Family Involvement in Children's Education: Successful Local Approaches: An ...by Janie Funkhouser by Janie Funkhouser (1999)
"For example, increasing numbers of parents and teachers have attended each successive potluck dinner. Although 60 parents attended the first dinner of ..."

5. A Select Collection of Old English Plays by William Carew Hazlitt, Robert Dodsley (1875)
"The mistress of the house imprimis; for They have their lurking-hole near hand most certain. [Exit OFFICER. Enter MOTH and potluck, a* man and wife. MOTH. ..."

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