verb (used with object), pick·led, pick·ling.
- pickford, mary,
Origin of pickle1
noun Scot. and North England.
Origin of pickle2
Examples from the Web for pickle
You spice it with blues and skiffle music, and pickle it in alcohol and tobacco smoke.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our backyard had a baseball diamond and a “Pickle” path worn into the lawn because of Frankie.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A pinch hitter named Pickle Smith was announced for Jacksonville.The Great Paul Hemphill Celebrates the Long Gone Birmingham Barons|Paul Hemphill|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chuck Strickler of Decatur, Michigan, found himself in a pickle right after September 11.New iPhone a Problem for People Who Lack Fingerprints|Winston Ross|September 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But soon after I arrived in Washington, D.C., I was in a pickle.
Mix the pickle well together; pour it over the peaches, and tie them down close with either leather or a bladder.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;|Charlotte Campbell Bury
Mr. Grewgious looked much disgraced by being prefigured in this pickle.The Mystery of Edwin Drood|Charles Dickens
But Bob Hart's sketch was not destined to end in a pickle jar.Strictly Business|O. Henry
They pickle and can the products of the land, and in winter do knitting, netting and sewing of all kinds.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
That little coral snake in the pickle bottle was responsible for the death of one Reingelder.The Librarian at Play|Edmund Lester Pearson
Word Origin for pickle
c.1400, probably from Middle Dutch pekel "pickle, brine," or related words in Low German and East Frisian (cf. Dutch pekel, East Frisian päkel, German pökel), of uncertain origin or original meaning. Klein suggests the name of a medieval Dutch fisherman who developed the process. Originally a sauce served with meat or fowl; meaning "cucumber preserved in pickle" first recorded 1707, via use of the word for the salty liquid in which meat, etc. was preserved (c.1500). Figurative sense of "sorry plight" first recorded 1560s, from the time when the word still meant a sauce served on meat about to be eaten. Meaning "troublesome boy" is from 1788, perhaps from the notion of being "imbued" with roguery.
see in a fix (pickle).