pick·led | \ ˈpi-kəld \

Definition of pickled 

1 : preserved in or cured with pickle pickled herring

2 : 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.

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Easily the most thoughtful flavor combo of my veggie burger circuit, The Veggie features piles of arugula, tangy pickled shallots and creamy garlic aioli. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018 In Korea, there's bibimbap: rice with beef, pickled vegetables, chili paste, and a fried egg. Michael Easter, Outside Online, "Five One-Pan Performance Meals," 27 Apr. 2018 Upstairs in the restaurant, 76ers chef JaeHee Cho has prepared a buffet of seafood gumbo, chicken and rice, and pickled vegetables. Elliott Krause, WSJ, "How Professional Video Gamers Train for a World Championship," 23 Apr. 2018 This classic Vietnamese sandwich is slathered with mayonnaise and crowned with pickled vegetables offered two ways — with pork or tofu and mushrooms. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Ngon Appetit keeps it simple with 3 items — soup, sandwiches, crepes," 11 July 2018 Another business that got its start at Hour Cucina is Jolene’s Jar, a pickled vegetables business that Jolene Mirenna launched in Delray Beach in 2015. Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Boynton Beach incubator and commissary cooking up new food businesses," 5 July 2018 The food arrived on heaping platters: charcuterie; pickled vegetables; a big dollop of Laychee, Pennyroyal’s signature goat cheese; a slab of Boont Corners Vintage Tomme, a tangy, salty goat-and-sheep-milk cheese. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 The menu will include Wagyu brisket, cochinita pibil, elote salad, pickled vegetables, heirloom tomato panzanella salad, truffle macaroni and cheese, beet salad with Blue Heron Farm feta, smoked bacon rolls. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Father’s Day cookout/fundraiser promises top-notch food and drink," 13 June 2018 Larger parties than my family of four gravitate toward the stewed fish dishes: Sichuan boiled fish and fish with pickled vegetables. Lillian Li, Bon Appetit, "We Like Our Crispy Intestines Extra Crispy," 6 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of pickled

: preserved with salt water or vinegar

: very drunk or intoxicated

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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