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  • noun Alternative spelling of barbecue.

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  • noun a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
  • noun a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit
  • verb cook outdoors on a barbecue grill
  • noun meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce


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Suggested by the common abbreviation BBQ.



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  • "...Men and women both drank at the popular outdoor meal called a barbeque, 'an entertainment' that, as one traveler describes, 'generally ends in intoxication.'"

    —Sarah Hand Meacham, Every Home a Distillery: Alcohol, Gender, and Technology in the Colonial Chesapeake (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 18

    June 9, 2010

  • They must have attended one of my family's picnics.

    June 15, 2010

  • See comments under barbecue for an eyeful of condiments!

    August 20, 2015