I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: German or French; German Picknick, from French pique-nique Date: 1826 1. an excursion or outing with food usually provided by members of the group and eaten in the open; also the food provided for a picnic 2. a. a pleasant or amusingly carefree experience <
I don't expect being married to be a picnic — Josephine Pinckney
b. an easy task or feat 3. a shoulder of pork with much of the butt removed • picnicky adjective II. intransitive verb (picnicked; picnicking) Date: 1842 to go on a picnic ; eat in picnic fashion • picnicker noun

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