See also: Cook

EnglishEdit

Trainee cooks preparing food

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English, from Old English cōc (a cook), from Proto-Germanic *kukaz (cook), from Latin coquus (cook), from coquō, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *pekʷ- (to cook, become ripe). Cognate with Low German kokk (cook), Dutch kok (cook), German Koch (cook), Danish kok (cook), Norwegian kokk (cook), Swedish kock (cook), Icelandic kokkur (cook), Albanian kuq (to fry, cook).

The verb is from Middle English coken, from the noun.

NounEdit

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cook (plural cooks)

  1. (cooking) A person who prepares food for a living.
  2. (cooking) The head cook of a manor house
  3. A fish, the European striped wrasse.
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  • (food preparation for a living): chef
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(food preparation for a living):

(head cook of a manor house):

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VerbEdit

cook (third-person singular simple present cooks, present participle cooking, simple past and past participle cooked)

  1. (transitive) To prepare (food) for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
    I'm cooking bangers and mash.
  2. (intransitive) To prepare (unspecified) food for eating by heating it, often by combining it with other ingredients.
    He's in the kitchen, cooking.
  3. (intransitive) To be being cooked.
    The dinner is cooking on the stove.
  4. (intransitive, figuratively) To be uncomfortably hot.
    Look at that poor dog shut up in that car on a day like today - it must be cooking in there.
  5. (transitive, slang) To hold onto (a grenade) briefly after igniting the fuse, so that it explodes almost immediately after being thrown.
    I always cook my frags, in case they try to grab one and throw it back.
  6. To concoct or prepare; to tamper with or alter; to cook up.
    • Addison
      They all of them receive the same advices from abroad, and very often in the same words; but their way of cooking it is so different.
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Etymology 2Edit

Imitative.

VerbEdit

cook (third-person singular simple present cooks, present participle cooking, simple past and past participle cooked)

  1. (obsolete, rare) To make the noise of the cuckoo.
    • 1599, The Silkworms
      Constant cuckoos cook on every side.

Etymology 3Edit

Unknown.

VerbEdit

cook (third-person singular simple present cooks, present participle cooking, simple past and past participle cooked)

  1. (UK, dialect, obsolete) To throw.
    • Grose
      Cook me that ball.

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cook (plural cooks)

  1. a cook

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