Meaning of potluck

pot•luck

Pronunciation: (pot'luk", -luk'), [key]
— n.
  1. food or a meal that happens to be available without special preparation or purchase: to take potluck with a friend.
  2. Also calleda 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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