• synonyms


adverb, adjective
  1. piggyback(defs 1, 2).
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Origin of pickaback

1555–65; earlier a pickback; see pick1, back1
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Examples from the Web for pickaback

Historical Examples

  • It is an idealized version of the ordinary romping game of Pickaback.

    Sir Joshua Reynolds

    Estelle M. Hurll

  • "Yes, I'll take you pickaback," said the hermit, and he almost whispered.

  • The giant who carried the old man in pickaback the first night of the war!

    The Last Shot

    Frederick Palmer

  • Claude Phillips refers to Pickaback as "one of the most popular and representative" of this class.

    Sir Joshua Reynolds

    Estelle M. Hurll

  • Reduplication is responsible for pickaback, earlier pickpack, from pack, bundle.

British Dictionary definitions for pickaback


noun, adverb, adjective, verb
  1. another word for piggyback
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