Definition of Peter Cook from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Peter Cook

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(1937-95) an English comedy actor and writer who first became famous in the stage show Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. He is best remembered for his performances with Dudley Moore as Dud and Pete, two men who think that they are being philosophical, but are talking nonsense. He helped to start the magazine Private Eye, and remained one of its main owners until his death. A collection of his comic work called Tragically, I was an Only Twin was published in 2002.