Word of the Day: Pickle

pick-le / ˈpi-kəl




  1. a liquid used for preserving food, typically made with vinegar or salt

Life – a spiritual pickle preserving the body from decay.

Ambrose Bierce, 1842-c. 1914


  1. any vegetable which has been soaked in brining liquid, especially a cucumber

Good ideas, like good pickles, are crisp, enduring, and devilishly hard to make.

Rushworth Kidder, 1944-2012


  1. a predicament or tough situation

If you think you are in a doldrum, in a pickle, and no good can come of this, think again.

Neale Donald Walsch, 1943-




  1. to soak anything in brine in order to preserve it

I love contemporary art, although I wouldn’t want a pickled shark in my house.

Bruno Tonioli, 1955-