Claude Phillips refers to pickaback as "one of the most popular and representative" of this class.
It is an idealized version of the ordinary romping game of pickaback.
The giant who carried the old man in pickaback the first night of the war!
"Yes, I'll take you pickaback," said the hermit, and he almost whispered.
Reduplication is responsible for pickaback, earlier pickpack, from pack, bundle.
Dot bobbed sleepily above the head of the man who carried her pickaback.
Sue begged, so Tom carried her pickaback, while Sue held tightly to her doll.
This brought Horace around in a minute, and called forth a pickaback ride.
pickaback is one of the old, old games which no one is so foolish as to try to trace to its origin.