pickings

plural noun
pick·​ings | \ ˈpi-kiŋz How to pronounce pickings (audio) , -kənz How to pronounce pickings (audio) \

Definition of pickings

: something that is picked or picked up: such as
a : gleanable or eatable fragments : scraps
b : yield or return for effort expended easy pickings slim pickings

First Known Use of pickings

1642, in the meaning defined above

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pickings

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English Language Learners Definition of pickings

informal : opportunities for getting the things you want or need

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