pickeer


pick·eer

verb \pi-ˈkir\

Definition of PICKEER

intransitive verb
archaic
:  to skirmish in advance of an army; also :  scout, reconnoiter

Origin 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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