pot luck Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pot luck" in British English

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pot lucknoun

uk   us  
[U] anything that is ​available or is ​found by ​chance, ​rather than something ​chosen, ​planned, or ​prepared: We had no ​idea which ​hotel would be ​best, so we just tookpotluck with the first one on the ​list. Mary's ​welcome to ​stay for ​dinner if she doesn't ​mind takingpotluck (= having whatever is ​available). [C] mainly US (also potluck) an ​informalmeal where ​guestsbring a different ​dish that is then ​shared with the other ​guests: a ​potluck dinner We're having a ​potluck on ​Saturday.
(Definition of pot luck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pot luck" in American English

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pot luckadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈpɑt ˈlʌk/
offering whatever is ​available or what ​othersbring: We ​invited all the ​neighbors over for a pot luck ​supper last ​night.
(Definition of pot luck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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