"cook" Definition

  1. a term well known in the Bankruptcy Courts, in reference to accounts that have been meddled with, or COOKED, by the bankrupt; also to form a balance-sheet from general trade inferences; stated by a correspondent to have been first used in reference to the celebrated alteration of the accounts of the Eastern Counties Railway, by George Hudson, the Railway King. Any unfair statements of accounts or reports are now said to be COOKED.
  2. in artistic circles, to dodge up a picture. Artists say that a picture will not COOK when it is excellent and unconventional, and beyond specious imitation.

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Position in the dictionary: 760 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cook one’s goose, cooler, coolie, coon, cooper, cooter, cop, coper, copper, coppernose
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