pique-nique

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pique-nique
(picnic is a french term)

the French word pique-nique is based on the verb piquer, which means ‘pick’, ‘peck’, or ‘nab’, and the rhyming addition nique, which means ‘thing of little importance’, ‘bagatelle’, ‘trifle’  It first appears in 1649

pique-nique

Pique-Nique Tanner Street Park, London
At last, going out for lunch, in a French place really worth the wait
https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jul/19/at-last-going-out-for-lunch-at-picque-nique-a-french-place-really-worth-the-wait?CMP=share_btn_tw

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