pick·​led ˈpi-kəld How to pronounce pickled (audio)
: preserved in or cured with pickle
pickled herring
: drunk sense 1a
gets thoroughly pickled before dinnerNew Yorker

Examples of pickled in a Sentence

He got pickled at the office party. I must have been rather pickled when I agreed to your stupid scheme.
Recent Examples on the Web The dill and fennel and ryegrass in the salad greens and the pickled turnips offer a lovely brightness to today’s lunch. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 9 Feb. 2024 Top a bed of lettuce with crunchy pickled veggies and creamy deviled eggs. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Feb. 2024 Not visible are the pickled and confited Serrano chiles that zip though each layer with a pleasant sting. Jenn Harris, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Blagden Alley’s Calico is celebrating with a Build-Your-Own Tater Tot Bar happy hour: For $10, fill a bowl to the brim and add your choice of 15 toppings, such as pickled veggies, homemade gravy and bacon, queso, salsa verde and chile con carne. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 Each board was accented with quick pickled veggies that offset the fatty salami and creamy cheeses. Judy Revenaugh, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 The chicken banh mi is delicious and wrong: Plenty of shredded chicken and a smear of pate don’t have enough pickled carrot and cilantro and hot pepper to hit the balance of the Vietnamese icon. Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 So when cooking/taking the final picture, think of what can brighten up a dish…i.e like herbs, fresh toppings like pickled onions, etc. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 19 Jan. 2024 The soup also stands up to the bold flavors of the banchan, which arrive in a Trojan armada of pickled delights. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 15 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pickled was circa 1552

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“Pickled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pickled. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: preserved with pickle

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