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English definition of “pot luck”

pot luck

noun 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 took pot luck with the first one on the list. Mary's welcome to stay for dinner if she doesn't mind taking pot luck (= having whatever is available). [C] mainly US (also potluck) an informal meal where guests bring a different dish that is then shared with the other guests: a pot luck dinner We're having a pot luck on Saturday.
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