pick·​led | \ ˈpi-kəld How to pronounce pickled (audio) \

Definition of pickled

1 : preserved in or cured with pickle pickled herring
2 : drunk sense 1a gets thoroughly pickled before dinnerNew Yorker

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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 Etsitty also makes his own pickled cucumber, jalapeño and red onion. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Here are 6 Indigenous-owned restaurants and food stands to try in metro Phoenix," 12 Oct. 2020 The tangy, crunchy and colorful pickled relish — it’s the house giardiniera — is an inspired touch, and the housemade pickles contribute another cleansing vinegar punch. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "5 best things our food critic ate in the Twin Cities this week," 28 Aug. 2020 Order the crispy fish with pickled veggies and a side of curry sauce. Essence, "Get Lost: 72 Hours in Stockholm," 11 June 2020 Pops of crunch from quick-pickled cucumber add a refreshing note. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Whip up homemade mayo for the best sandwiches and salads," 28 May 2020 True to its name, the 17-foot piece depicts stacked deviled eggs and pickled okra. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "A peek inside ‘Nasher Windows’ at Nasher Sculpture Center," 19 May 2020 That would be a pie like the Green Machine ($21), a pizza for springtime: asparagus and ramps two ways, in pesto and as pickled bulbs with a burst of acidity. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Flourchild, a new pizza place in downtown Milwaukee, starts as a pop-up while restaurant is built," 19 May 2020 In western Ireland, the six-course tasting menu at the Dromoland Castle is now exclusively plant-based, with dishes like pickled-mushroom bruschetta and orange-and-Campari sorbet. Tanvi Chheda, Travel + Leisure, "These Clever Hotels Are Finally Embracing Plant-based Menus," 15 May 2020 But one of my favorite recipes that got me hooked on Blue Apron was for pan seared cod topped with pickled grapes. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Blue Apron rebound may be on the menu as more cook at home," 14 May 2020

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First Known Use of pickled

circa 1552, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pickled

: preserved with salt water or vinegar
informal : very drunk or intoxicated

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