noun a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
field day; outing.
noun any undertaking that is easy to do
walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; child's play; cinch; snap; pushover.
- marketing this product will be no picnic
noun any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
verb eat alfresco, in the open air
- We picnicked near the lake on this gorgeous Sunday
Cf. F. piquenique
. See Pick
, and cf. Knickknack
- Formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by themselves).
Pic"nic intransitive verb
imperfect & past participle Picnicked ; present participle & verbal noun Picnicking
- To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.
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