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pickin

/ ˈpɪkɪn /

noun

  1. a small child


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pickin1

from Portuguese pequeno; see piccaninny

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Example Sentences

He left you here to look after things and you—you went berry pickin'!

Every minute I was expectin' to see the Helen's gigs swarmin' out, and then it wouldn't be pickin's we'd get but leavin's.

I guess they won't peep much about kidnapin' with th' kid safe an' us pickin' 'im up out o' th' road an' shelterin' 'im.

Hasayampa did some tall cussin, and begun pickin' things up, when he seen the end of the lion's tail stickin' out under the bunk.

I've heard my father tell 'bout pickin' huckleberries when he was a boy off where them breakers are now.

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