verb (used without object), pic·nicked, pic·nick·ing.
Origin of picnic
Examples from the Web for picnicker
Historical Examples of picnicker
There were springboards there for diving, and traces of the picnicker were everywhere.Four Americans
Henry A. Beers
But the animal we most fear, indeed the most destructive animal that ever enters the woods, is the picnicker.Camps and Trails
The presence of this biding thing did not affect the man with the same horror that it would if he had been a picnicker.The Open Boat and Other Stories
And then with surprising unanimity, each 98 picnicker from Aunt Abigail down, declared herself on the verge of starvation.Peggy Raymond's Vacation
Harriet L. (Harriet Lummis) Smith
- any informal meal eaten outside
- (as modifier)a picnic lunch
verb -nics, -nicking or -nicked
Word Origin for picnic
1748 (in Chesterfield's "Letters"), but rare before c.1800 as an English institution; originally a fashionable pot-luck social affair, not necessarily out of doors; from French piquenique (1690s), perhaps a reduplication of piquer "to pick, peck," from Old French (see pike (n.2)), or the second element may be nique "worthless thing," from a Germanic source. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1886. Picnic table recorded from 1926, originally a folding table.
"go on a picnic," 1842, from picnic (n.). Related: Picnicked; picnicking. The -k- is inserted to preserve the "k" sound of -c- before a suffix beginning in -i-, -y-, or -e- (cf. traffic/trafficking, panic/panicky, shellac/shellacked).
see no picnic.