picnic

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See also: PICNIC and pícnic

English[edit]

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Borrowed from French pique-nique.

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picnic (plural picnics)

  1. A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting.
    We went out for a picnic in the forest.
  2. (figuratively) 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, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
      "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. []
  3. An informal social gathering taking place outdoors, such as in a forest or a heath, to which the participants bring their own food and drink.
  4. (obsolete) An entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table.

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picnic (third-person singular simple present picnics, present participle picnicking, simple past and past participle picnicked)

  1. To eat a picnic.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English picnic.

Noun[edit]

picnic m (invariable)

  1. picnic (outdoor meal)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English picnic.

Noun[edit]

picnic m (plural picnics)

  1. picnic