Meaning of PICKLE in English

■ noun

1》 a relish consisting of vegetables or fruit preserved in vinegar, brine, or mustard.

↘ N. Amer. a cucumber preserved in this way.

↘liquid used to preserve food or other perishable items.

2》 ( a ~ ) informal a difficult situation.

3》 an acid solution for cleaning metal objects.

■ verb

1》 preserve (food) in ~.

2》 immerse (a metal object) in an acid solution for cleaning.

3》 [as adjective ~d ] informal drunk.


~r noun


ME: from MDu., Mid. Low Ger. pekel , of unknown ultimate origin.

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