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pickle

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[ pik-uhl ]
/ ˈpɪk əl /
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noun
verb (used with object), pick·led, pick·ling.
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Origin of pickle

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First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English pikel, pikkel “spicy sauce or gravy,” from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pekel(e), peeckel “brine, pickle”

Other definitions for pickle (2 of 2)

pickle2
[ pik-uhl ]
/ ˈpɪk əl /

noun Scot. and North England.
a single grain or kernel, as of barley or corn.
a small amount; a little.

Origin of pickle

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First recorded in 1545–55; of uncertain origin; perhaps noun use of pickle “to take tiny bits of food in eating,” frequentative of pick1; see -le
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British Dictionary definitions for pickle

pickle
/ (ˈpɪkəl) /

noun
verb (tr)
to preserve in a pickling liquid
to immerse (a metallic object) in a liquid, such as an acid, to remove surface scale

Derived forms of pickle

pickler, noun

Word Origin for pickle

C14: perhaps from Middle Dutch pekel; related to German Pökel brine
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Other Idioms and Phrases with pickle

pickle

see in a fix (pickle).

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