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picnicnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/
A1 an ​occasion when you have an ​informalmeal of ​sandwiches, etc. ​outside, or the ​food itself: If the weather's ​nice we could have a picnic in the ​park. Why don't you take a picnic with you? a picnic ​area/​lunch/​table a picnic ​basket/​hamper

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picnicverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/ (past participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked)
(Definition of picnic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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picnicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪk·nɪk/
a ​meal you take to a ​placeoutside to be ​eaten there in an ​informal way, or an ​occasion on which such a ​meal is ​eaten: a ​church picnic infml A picnic is also any ​pleasantactivity: Did you ​thinklawschool would be a picnic? Filing ​taxreturns is no picnic.
picnic
verb [I]  us   /ˈpɪk·nɪk/ (present participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked)
We can picnic in the ​park.
(Definition of picnic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “picnic”
in Korean 소풍…
in Arabic نُزْهة…
in Malaysian perkelahan…
in French pique-nique…
in Russian пикник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食物…
in Italian picnic…
in Turkish piknik…
in Polish piknik…
in Spanish picnic, jira campestre, merienda campestre…
in Vietnamese cuộc đi chơi…
in Portuguese piquenique…
in Thai การไปปิกนิก…
in German das Picknick, Picknick-……
in Catalan pícnic…
in Japanese ピクニック, 遠足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食品…
in Indonesian piknik…
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