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pickeer

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verb pick·eer \pi-ˈkir\

Definition of pickeer

archaic

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  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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