noun, plural bur·goos for 2b.
- a thick oatmeal gruel, especially as eaten by sailors.
- Chiefly Kentucky and Tennessee.
- a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions.
- a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.
noun plural -goos
- nautical slang porridge
- Southern US
- a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
- a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served