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 That could mean a seared chicken breast over a salad of greens, or even braised short ribs served with a pickled or crunchy side salad. Hannah Selinger, Outside Online, 14 May 2021 Fried Tokyo chicken translates as piping hot nuggets of thigh meat made flavorful with soy sauce, ginger and garlic and partnered with snappy pickled cucumbers — a pause that refreshes between bites of chicken. Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2022 That’s why water bath canning is used for higher-acid foods such as jams, and pressure canning for lower-acid foods such as non-pickled vegetables. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 The tom kha cauliflower comes in the G.T.P. (Gettin That Paper), with sweet potato glass noodles, pickled cucumbers, truffled tomatoes, herbs and toasted coconut. oregonlive, 20 May 2021 Etsitty also makes his own pickled cucumber, jalapeño and red onion. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 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, 28 Aug. 2020 Order the crispy fish with pickled veggies and a side of curry sauce. Essence, 11 June 2020 Pops of crunch from quick-pickled cucumber add a refreshing note. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 28 May 2020 See More

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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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19 May 2022

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“Pickled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pickled. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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