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 called pot'luck sup'per, pot'luck din'ner, pot'luck lunch'. a 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.