Definitions

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  • n. A shop that sells cooked food.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An eating house.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shop where food is cooked and sold.

Etymologies

cook +‎ shop (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I suspect a visit to the nearest cookshop is in order 'cos I've just noticed the thing (can't think of the right word) I use to get eggs out of the frying pan has a great big bend in it.

    Kitchen Confidential

  • A cookshop was his next point of call, where he feasted in extravagance and greasy luxury.

    Kim

  • "Now I should ha 'thought that you'd have spent your money in the cookshop, which is so much more natural.

    Japhet in Search of a Father

  • The blue typographic plates were in pride of place on the vicar's wife's kitchen dresser, a souvenir from either Lake Como or a Lakeland cookshop.

    Unexpected Alphabets No 4

  • Dinner was a more elaborate meal than the lunches Kellen had enjoyed at Perulan's house, with a large hot meat pie brought from the local cookshop, roast fowl and potatoes prepared by Perulan's all-but-invisible maidservant, baked apples roasted on the hearth, and candied fruits and wine to follow.

    Tran Siberian

  • So they went forth from the tents; and the tie of blood drew Ajib towards his father, and forthwith they passed through the gateway, Bab al-Faradis 464 hight, and entered the city and ceased not walking through the streets till they reached the cookshop, where they found Hasan of Bassorah standing at the door.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • When he was positively obliged to dine at his own cost, he sent his tiger to fetch a couple of dishes from a cookshop, never spending more than twenty-five sous.

    Albert Savarus

  • Between turns, he played with the cookshop dog, whose job was to make sure that the floorboards were kept clean.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • Later, as they left the cookshop, two familiar figures stepped through the door: Charles Jervas and Alexander Pope.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • Petre handed Arabella into the carriage, and gave directions to the cookshop in Chancery Lane.

    The Scandal of the Season

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