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Language: Old English
Origin: coc, from Latin coquus, from coquere 'to cook'


2 noun
Related topics: Occupations, Cooking
cook2 [countable]
1BODFC someone who prepares and cooks food as their job [= chef]:
He works as a cook in a local restaurant.

be a good/wonderful/terrible etc cook

to be good or bad at preparing and cooking food

too many cooks (spoil the broth)

used when you think there are too many people trying to do the same job at the same time, so that the job is not done well

➔ chief cook and bottle-washer

at chief1 (3)

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