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verb pick·eer \pi-ˈkir\

Definition of pickeer


  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to skirmish in advance of an army; also :  scout, reconnoiter

Origin and Etymology of pickeer

probably modification of French picorer to maraud, perhaps from Middle French pecore sheep, from Old Italian pecora — more at pecorino

First Known Use: circa 1645

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