cookhouse

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From cook +‎ house. Used in Middle English (1296) in a name (Cokehuse), perhaps referring to a kitchen or a restaurant.

NounEdit

cookhouse (plural cookhouses)

  1. A small building where cooking takes place.
    • 1979, Octavia Butler, Kindred:
      I got the food ready, almost on time, then had to hunt down the two little boys whose job it was to ferry it from cookhouse to table and then serve it.

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