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Definition of "picnic" [pic•nic]

  • A meal eaten outdoors, as on an excursion. (noun)
  • Slang An easy task or a pleasant experience. (noun)
  • A smoked section of pork foreleg and shoulder. (noun)
  • To go on or participate in a picnic. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "picnic" in a sentence
  • "Back in Croton the word picnic conjured images of soggy PB&Js and Minute Maid fruit punch juice boxes."
  • "Further, my picnic is as full as they come ... complete with potato salad and fire ants."
  • "Clara looked puzzled for a moment—she had forgotten that that was what they called the picnic spot on the Guadalupe."