adjective (1)
pick·​ed | \ ˈpi-kəd \

Definition of picked

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly dialectal


adjective (2)
\ ˈpikt \

Definition of picked (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of picked

Adjective (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

circa 1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for picked

Adjective (1)

Middle English, from pick entry 3

Adjective (2)

pick entry 1

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The first known use of picked was in the 14th century

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