Synonyms for picnic

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pik-nik
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɪk nɪk

Top 10 synonyms for picnic Other synonyms for the word picnic

Définition of picnic

Origin :
  • 1748 (in Chesterfield's "Letters"), but rare before c.1800 as an English institution; originally a fashionable pot-luck social affair, not necessarily out of doors; from French piquenique (1690s), perhaps a reduplication of piquer "to pick, peck," from Old French (see pike (n.2)), or the second element may be nique "worthless thing," from a Germanic source. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1886. Picnic table recorded from 1926, originally a folding table.
  • noun outdoor meal
  • noun easy undertaking
Example sentences :
  • I brought her out here for a trolley ride and a picnic luncheon.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • You tell the boys that if I find this street scrawled over any more, the picnic's off.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Two dollars for a scholars' picnic in a place where no child is supposed to have money.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • She never missed a picnic to Annandale, the Waterfalls, or Mashobra.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • Would a Sunday-school picnic constitute a bribe worth mentioning?
  • Extract from : « Meadow Grass » by Alice Brown
  • There was one across the river from us, and on a corner of it we used to picnic and play.
  • Extract from : « W. A. G.'s Tale » by Margaret Turnbull
  • "It was on a picnic—please do not ask me," she whispered foolishly.
  • Extract from : « The Innocent Adventuress » by Mary Hastings Bradley
  • In short, it made them think of the Bois de Vincennes when they went there for a picnic.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • The hens and me will be having a picnic in the barn-yard, Master Nibble, I'm thinking.
  • Extract from : « Five Mice in a Mouse-trap » by Laura E. Richards
  • Bmfkgth departed on his errand, and I turned again to watch the picnic.
  • Extract from : « Five Mice in a Mouse-trap » by Laura E. Richards

Antonyms for picnic

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