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- picknick (archaic)
- enPR: pĭkʹ-nĭk, IPA(key): /ˈpɪknɪk/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɪknɪk
- Hyphenation: pic‧nic
- Homophone: pyknic
picnic (plural picnics)
- An informal social gathering, usually in a natural outdoor setting, to which the participants bring their own food and drink.
- We went out for a picnic in the forest.
- The meal eaten at such a gathering.
- (figurative) An easy or pleasant task.
- Synonym: piece of cake
- We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic, and to be patient.
- 1936 June 30, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company, →OCLC; republished New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company, 1944, →OCLC:
- "Don't put your hand on me," said Uncle Henry irritably. "I'm crawling with lice. War would be a picnic if it wasn't for lice and dysentery. […]
- (obsolete) An entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table.
- A cut of pork from the shoulder area (above the front leg) of a pig.
- 1923, The National Provisioner, page 50:
- Smoked picnics of medium weights - from 6 to 8 pounds - are selling at wholesale at present for about half the price of fancy hams. Standard bacon of medium weights is another smoked product that is selling […]
- 1940, War Department Technical Manual, page 53:
- Smoked picnics (calas) are pork shoulders with the butt portion removed just beyond the knuckle bone. Shoulder butts are boneless […]
- 2001, Good Housekeeping, The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook, Hearst Books, →ISBN, page 218:
- Smoked picnics are sold whole and usually fully cooked. When sold boneless they are called pork shoulder roll.
COOKING HAMS AND PICNICS
Roasting : Roast a fully cooked ham or picnic according to […]
a meal eaten outdoors
an easy or pleasant task
- To take part in a picnic.
- 2000, Bill Oddie, Gripping Yarns, page 71:
- And I'll never forget the chillingly instinctive racism. "Sure is pretty countryside. Pity it's spoiled by the niggers picknickin."
picnic m (invariable)
- picnic (outdoor meal)
picnic n (plural picnicuri)
Declension of picnic
picnic m (plural picnics)
- Misspelling of .