January 21, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
pickle /ˈpɪkəl/ noun
pickle
/ˈpɪkəl/
noun

plural pickles

The turtle is in a pickle.
The turtle is in a pickle.
Learner's definition of PICKLE

1 [count] chiefly US : a cucumber that is preserved in salt water or vinegar — see also DILL PICKLE

2 [noncount] British : a thick, cold sauce made of chopped vegetables preserved in vinegar

3 [singular] informal : an unpleasant or difficult situation — usually used in the phrase in a pickle

  • We were in a pickle when we missed our deadline.

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