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 Sunday is disco brunch, a DJ’s alternative to church, and the award-winning Bloody Marys are served with pickled mustard seeds and fresh horseradish. Melanie D.g. Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "A playground for winter fun, Burlington delights the taste buds too," 26 Nov. 2019 The fries are topped with the house chorizo, queso fundido, pickled jalapeño and avocado. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New brunches join Milwaukee's crowded field; here's a look," 26 Nov. 2019 Sprinkle with ½ cup pickled onion slices and hot chile slices. Diane J. Cho, PEOPLE.com, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 The Eastern Burger subbed cucumbers for pickles, Sriracha mayo for secret sauce and pickled red onions for white onions. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Conroy’s Bar & Grill gets a global buzz going at its Stone Oak restaurant," 21 Nov. 2019 Another winner was an unusual dish of citrusy basil-mint crab cakes ($14), which came with pickled fennel, salad greens garnished with fresh orange sections, and a Greek yogurt aioli. BostonGlobe.com, "Lebanese cuisine with a splash of Gloucester - The Boston Globe," 21 Nov. 2019 And finally, to take green beans totally into left field, how about pickled green beans? Carrie Knauer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Cast off the casserole and try these 3 green bean recipes this Thanksgiving," 11 Nov. 2019 Mixtape also does the intriguing-yet-flawed (a pastrami agnolotti; pork belly nuggets with a root beer BBQ sauce and pickled watermelon rind). Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, "Mixtape: Dining Review," 1 Nov. 2019 Serve Brussels sprouts topped with pickled shallots and hazelnuts. Sunny Jin, Country Living, "Brussels Sprouts with Pickled Shallots and Hazelnuts," 29 Oct. 2019

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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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1 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Pickled.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pickled. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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