picnic


1pic·nic

noun, often attributive \ˈpik-(ˌ)nik\

: a meal that is eaten outdoors especially during a trip away from home

: a trip or party that includes a meal eaten outdoors

: something that is pleasant or easy

Full Definition of PICNIC

1
:  an excursion or outing with food usually provided by members of the group and eaten in the open; also :  the food provided for a picnic
2
a :  a pleasant or amusingly carefree experience <I don't expect being married to be a picnic — Josephine Pinckney>
b :  an easy task or feat
3
:  a shoulder of pork with much of the butt removed
pic·nic·ky \-(ˌ)ni-kē\ adjective

Examples of PICNIC

  1. We decided to have a picnic on the beach.
  2. We ate our picnic by the lake.
  3. The annual school picnic is this weekend.
  4. This winter is a picnic compared with last year's.

Origin of PICNIC

German or French; German Picknick, from French pique-nique
First Known Use: 1826

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2picnic

verb

: to eat a meal outdoors especially during a trip away from home : to have a picnic

pic·nickedpic·nick·ing

Full Definition of PICNIC

intransitive verb
:  to go on a picnic :  eat in picnic fashion
pic·nick·er noun

Examples of PICNIC

  1. We picnicked in the park.

First Known Use of PICNIC

1842

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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