picking

[ pik-ing ]
/ ˈpɪk ɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that picks.
something that is or may be picked or picked up.
the amount picked.
pickings,
  1. scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.
  2. profits or gains; spoils.

Nearby words

  1. pickett,
  2. pickett, george edward,
  3. pickford,
  4. pickford, mary,
  5. pickin,
  6. pickings,
  7. pickle,
  8. pickled,
  9. pickleworm,
  10. picklock

Origin of picking

before 900; Middle English; Old English picung (once) a mark made by picking; see pick1, -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for pickings

pickings

/ (ˈpɪkɪŋz) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) money, profits, etc, acquired easily or by more or less dishonest means; spoils
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