Pronunciation: (bûr'gOO, bûr-gOO'),[key] —n., —pl.-goosfor 2b. 1. a thick oatmeal gruel, esp. as eaten by sailors.
2. Chiefly Kentucky and Tennessee. a. a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions.
b. a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.