Definition of cook noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kʊk//
; NAmE NAmE//kʊk//
Restaurant people
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  •  a person who cooks food or whose job is cooking John is a very good cook (= he cooks well). Who was the cook (= who cooked the food)? She was employed as a cook in a hotel. compare chef See related entries: Restaurant people
  • Word OriginOld English cōc (noun), from popular Latin cocus, from Latin coquus.Extra examples He’s a very good cook. She wants to become a professional cook. easy recipes for home cooksIdioms
    too many cooks spoil the broth
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    (saying) if too many people are involved in doing something, it will not be done well
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cook