- a thick oatmeal porridge
- a highly seasoned soup or stew made of meats and vegetables
- a barbecue, picnic, etc. at which this is served
Origin of burgoo18th-c. nautical slang from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Arabic burghul from Pers, literally , crushed grain
- New England Any of several thick stews, originally an oatmeal porridge.
- Chiefly Kentucky & Southern Illinois a. A spicy stew made of poultry, game, other meats, and vegetables, usually cooked outdoors.b. A picnic featuring such a stew.
Origin of burgooPerhaps alteration of ragout