Picnic meaning

pĭknĭk
Picnic is defined as a meal eaten outdoors, or an occasion where people come together to eat outside.

When you take a blanket to the park and eat outside, this is an example of a picnic.

When your family gets together and grills hot dogs and spends time together eating outside, this is an example of a family picnic.

noun
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To go on or participate in a picnic.
verb
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To picnic is to eat outside.

When you pack food and a blanket and go to the park and eat under a tree, this is an example of a situation where you picnic.

verb
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An easy task or pleasant experience.

Finishing the project on time was no picnic.

noun
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A pleasure outing at which a meal is eaten outdoors.
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A shoulder cut of pork, cured like ham.
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To hold or attend a picnic.
verb
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See PEBCAK.
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A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting.

We went out for a picnic in the forest.

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An easy or pleasant task.

We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic, and to be patient.

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To eat a picnic.
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The definition of a picnic is a cut of cured pork.

A shoulder cut of ham is an example of a picnic ham.

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A meal eaten outdoors, as on an excursion.
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A smoked section of pork foreleg and shoulder.
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Origin of picnic

  • French pique-nique probably reduplication of piquer to pick pique

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French pique-nique

    From Wiktionary