What Is the Origin of the Word Picnic?

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The word 'picnic' originates from the French word 'piquenique' which signifies an outing with food. At piqueniques, the attendees would all bring food to the occasion. It is good to note that the outdoor concept of a picnic did not originate until the 19th Century.
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The word picnic was derived from the French word, pique which simply meant an outdoor outing of eating and drinking. Seems befitting enough now doesn't it?
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Picnic was first printed in English in the mid-1700s. It has an ancestor in
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The word came from French people , they are the first people to use the term picnic. In french language it is piquenique simply means outing with food. For more information see here
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No one knows. OED and most other sources doubt the origin theory stating that it came from piquer with French "nique" (of small importance) appended to it. I spoke to Albert
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