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picnic

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noun, often attributive pic·nic \ˈpik-(ˌ)nik\

Definition of picnic

  1. 1 :  an excursion or outing with food usually provided by members of the group and eaten in the open; also :  the food provided for a picnic

  2. 2a :  a pleasant or amusingly carefree experience I don't expect being married to be a picnic — Josephine Pinckneyb :  an easy task or feat

  3. 3 :  a shoulder of pork with much of the butt removed

picnicky

play \ˈpik-(ˌ)ni-kē\ adjective

Examples of picnic in a sentence

  1. We decided to have a picnic on the beach.

  2. We ate our picnic by the lake.

  3. The annual school picnic is this weekend.

  4. This winter is a picnic compared with last year's.

Origin and Etymology of picnic

German or French; German Picknick, from French pique-nique


First Known Use: 1826


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picnic

verb pic·nic

Definition of picnic

picnicked

;

picnicking

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go on a picnic :  eat in picnic fashion

picnicker

noun

Examples of picnic in a sentence

  1. We picnicked in the park.

1815

First Known Use of picnic

1815


PICNIC Defined for English Language Learners

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picnic

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noun, often attributive pic·nic \ˈpik-(ˌ)nik\

Definition of picnic for English Language Learners

  • : a meal that is eaten outdoors especially during a trip away from home

  • : a trip or party that includes a meal eaten outdoors

  • : something that is pleasant or easy


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picnic

verb pic·nic

Definition of picnic for English Language Learners

  • : to eat a meal outdoors especially during a trip away from home : to have a picnic


PICNIC Defined for Kids

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picnic

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noun pic·nic \ˈpik-ˌnik\

Definition of picnic for Students

  1. 1 :  an outdoor party with food taken along and eaten in the open

  2. 2 :  a pleasant or carefree experience A broken leg is no picnic.


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picnic

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verb pic·nic

Definition of picnic for Students

picnicked

;

picnicking

  1. :  to go on a picnic



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