[Vocabulary] My cook is too big

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Hello! Could one of you guys help me with a question, please? If someone says "My *cook* is too big" what does the word "cook" mean in that context?
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What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

Hello!
I was talking to someone and somewhere in the conversarion the person said "My cook is too big". I only know the word cook in contexts like this:
I've cooked the meal for us everyday.

So i have no idea what the person i was talking to meant by that. Could any of you help with this, please?

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Welcome to the forum. :hi:

First, note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are asking us about.

"My cook is too big" is a strange sentence. "Cook" sounds like a job title, someone employed to cook. It's a bit like "chef" but not as formal and it doesn't suggest the same level of competence or qualification. However, if that's the case, it would be very odd (rude, in fact) to describe that person as "too big". First, "big" generally suggests "fat". Second, "too big" for what?

Where did you see/hear the sentence?
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

Hello!
I was talking to someone and somewhere in the conversation the person said "My cook is too big". I only know the word cook in contexts like this:

I've cooked [STRIKE]the[/STRIKE] a meal for us [STRIKE]everyday[/STRIKE] every day.

[strike]So[/strike] I have no idea what the person I was talking to meant by that. Could any of you help with this, please?

[strike]Thank you already.[/strike]

See above. What was the conversation about? What else were you talking about? What was said directly before the strange sentence? Were you talking to a native English speaker? Are you absolutely sure that is what he/she said?

"Cook" is a noun as well as a verb, as I explained in post #2.
 

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Are you sure the word is "cook" and not some other obscene word which I will not post here unless it is the case?
 

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My thoughts exactly. That's why I asked the OP to provide the context of the conversation. The word we're both thinking of doesn't just randomly crop up in a normal conversation!
 

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Are you sure the word is "cook" and not some other obscene word which I will not post here unless it is the case?

Seriously, when was the last time you heard someone say "My (obscene word) is too big"? :shock:
 

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More often than I've heard "My cook is too big"!
 

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I think it means "My cook is too fat" where cook is the person who makes my meals.

The rest of you guys should get your mind out of the gutter. ;-)
 
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I'm really looking forward to the OP finally telling us what the context of the conversation was!
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

Could it be that she said 'My cooker's too big'?
 

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First, you can't trust a skinny cook. Second, I can't think of a senario where commenting on the size of a cook is appropriate unless you are Paula Dean but that's a completely different story.
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

"Cook" as a noun often means the person who prepares meals
"Cook" as a verb means the act of preparing the meal

These definitions apply to food preparation. "Cook" has other meanings as well in another context.

For example: "The owner cooked the books on the day before the audit was scheduled."

This sentence does not mean the owner threw the books into a frying pan and sauteed them. It means that there was something wrong with his books (accounts) so he fraudulently altered them so the auditors would not see the problem.

In your context. "My cook is too big" simply means that in the eyes of the person who said this, they believe that the cook is too fat or too tall. You don't provide enough context to decide which meaning is true.
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

For example: "The owner cooked the books on the day before the audit was scheduled."

This sentence does not mean the owner threw the books into a frying pan and sauteed them.

Not literally but the term derives its meaning from the alteration through cooking (My CPA friends educated me).
 

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Are you sure the word is "cook" and not some other obscene word which I will not post here unless it is the case?

I was worried that it could be something obscene, but i couldn't tell for myself. After the replies of you guys here, i'm fairly convinced that was the case.

Thank you, Andrew and everybody! You guys really helped me out. :)
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

"My cook is too big"

The speaker's chef, or person who prepares their food, is overweight.
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

I've merged the two almost identical threads - they were certainly discussing the same sentence. It's a little confusing now because the responses are mixed together but it's better than having two separate threads.

It appears the OP has now decided that the speaker used a slang word for male genitalia rather than the word "cook".
 

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Re: What does the word "cook" mean in this context?

OK, but few men would see their genitalia as too big.
 
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