autochef

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ chef

Noun[edit]

autochef (plural autochefs)

  1. (science fiction) A machine that prepares and dispenses meals.
    • 1984, Edward Cornish, Habitats tomorrow: homes and communities in an exciting new era
      Obediently, the autochef prepares each selection. But father knows that the House Brain, while presently silenced, never forgets and will be sure to prescribe an exhausting workout.
    • 1999, John Gregory Betancourt, Johnny Zed
      Dinner was an elegant five-course meal whipped up on the spur of the moment by the autochef, and afterward Shelly's parents wanted her to watch vids with them.
    • 2002, Keith Brooke, Keepers of the Peace
      Cupboards, washers, cooking equipment; I stopped myself from adding consoles, autochefs and other basics to the list. This was Earth.