Pronunciation: (pot'luk", -luk'), [key]
1. food or a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase: to take potluck with a friend.
2. Also called pot'luck sup'per, pot'luck din'ner, pot'luck lunch'. a meal, esp. for a large group, to which participants bring various foods to be shared.
3. whatever is available or comes one's way: With fluctuating interest rates, homebuyers are learning to take potluck with the banks.
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