Definition of burgoo in English:


Syllabification: bur·goo
Pronunciation: /bərˈgo͞o


  • 1North American A stew or thick soup, typically made for an outdoor meal.
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    • Among our fans, he is as popular as burgoo and as recognizable as the Keeneland logo.
    • Mutton gives the burgoo the same oomph that squirrel and other wild game formerly provided.
    • Legend has it that burgoo can be kept going for months and any kind of meat from squirrel, rabbit, venison, and bear can be used.
  • 1.1An outdoor meal at which burgoo is served.
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    • They were invited to ‘a burgoo,’ according to A Treasury of Southern Folklore by B.A. Botkin.
    • The money from the burgoos was earmarked for air conditioning the new hall and for the philanthropies of Council 4175.
    • There is so much sheer life in this potpourri of feudin' and foxin' horseflesh and womanflesh, verse and rime, superstition, burgoos, and jokes.
  • 1.2chiefly Nautical A thick porridge.
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    • Me mam once said that burgoo (porridge) will "put a skin on your belly like velvet."
    • In the British Royal Navy, Burgoo refers to a thick oatmeal gruel or porridge.
    • Burgoo was originally a thin gruel or porridge made by sailors in the 17th century.


from Arabic burġul.

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