adjective& nounchiefly Scottish & US
Another term for takeout (sense 1).
- When she arrived in this country aged 55, she had to work in a carry-out restaurant, chopping vegetables, packing up meals, washing dishes.
- I seldom choose to spend my free time cooking and instead eat at restaurants or order carry-out on most nights.
- The company operates three different models - a sit-down and buffet restaurant, a delivery / carry-out model and a convenience store unit.
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