The oldest historical use of the word "Cook" was in
the year 1000.
One who's occupation is the preparation of food for the table. It was orignally masculine.
The countries that claim the word are: United States, The Dutch, Germany, The Danish, Swedish and Iceland.
Variant spellings of the word "Cook."
Cocus..15th Century; Plural
I believe that the spelling has evolved the way it has because of the many changes in dialects throughtout the ages.
The word cook is used as a noun and a verb. As a noun, it is describes a person that prepares food. As a verb, it describes the act of preparing food or playing music.
To Ruin, spoil,"do for"
1889-If there are tow key-moves, a problem is cooked
One whose occupation is the preperation of food for the table.
To succeed, to do very well; to act or think correctly.
1942-Many a student....figured that...Thurman Arnold was cooking with gas.
To play music with excitement, inspiration.
1968-The band used to get up on the bandstand and really cook.
To present in a surreptitiously altered form, for some purpose; to manipulate, "doctor," falsify, tamper with.
1751-Some falsified printed accounts, artfully cooked up, on purpose to mislead and deceive.
The word as used today:
Noun: A person who prepares food for eating
Verb: To prepare food for eating by means of heat to undergo the action of being cooked. Concoct,fabricate. Falsify,doctor.
Sentences on today's uses:
1: Jeff was promoted from Prep Cook to Line Cook.
2: Jade had to cook two gallongs of bearnaise sauce for the party.
3: The Enron Corporation fell, because the books had been cooked.
4: The teenager cooked up a story to get out of trouble with his parents.
I still use the word cook in this sense today. I see a cook as a person who prepares food. I also use the word cook to describe the preparation of food in everyday life. Even though it isn't used as much, cook is still used as a slang word as well.
Why I chose the word cook:
Cooking has been a hobby and a strong passion of mine. When trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, I knew I wanted to cook. I am now in College studying to become a Chef. I am able to intergrate my passion into my career.