noun, plural bur·goos for 2b.

  1. a thick oatmeal gruel, especially as eaten by sailors.
  2. Chiefly Kentucky and Tennessee.
    1. a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions.
    2. a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.

noun plural -goos

  1. nautical slang porridge
  2. Southern US
    1. a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
    2. a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served

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