This page is about the slang term pickle


trouble, a difficult situation

For example

  • Julio got himself in a pickle when he accidentally sent an SMS to his wife - an SMS he'd written for his girlfriend!

  • Poor old Paddy's in a pickle. He bet the money his wife had given him for the rent on a horse, and it lost!

This is old-fashioned slang, but you still hear it used sometimes.

Quick Quiz

Gina got herself in a pickle, and she was very

a. upset about it

b. happy about it

c. comfortable in it

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Contributor: Matt Errey