pickle-herring

noun

Definition of pickle-herring

1 : a pickled herring
2 [Dutch pekelharing, from German pickelhering, from Pickelhering, droll comic character of the 17th century German stage] : buffoon

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History and Etymology for pickle-herring

obsolete Dutch pekel-haerinck (now pekelharing), from Dutch pekel pickle + obsolete Dutch haerinck herring (from Middle Dutch harinc, herinc)

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“Pickle-herring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pickle-herring. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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