• enPR: pĭkʹ-nĭk, IPA: /ˈpɪknɪk/

picnic (plural picnics)

  1. An informal social gathering, usually in a natural outdoor setting, to which the participants bring their own food and drink.
    We went out for a picnic in the forest.
  2. The meal eaten at such a gathering.
  3. (figurative) An easy or pleasant task.
    Synonyms: piece of cake
    We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic, and to be patient.
  4. (obsolete) An entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table.
Translations Translations
  • French: jeu d’enfant
  • German: Kinderspiel
  • Russian: приятный

picnic (picnics, present participle picnicking; past picnicked, past participle picnicked)

  1. To eat a picnic.

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