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noun pickup pronunciation in American English /ˈpɪkʌp/
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  1. 1



    pickup truck

    [countable] a truck with an open back and low sides
  2. 3
    [uncountable] American informal the power of a vehicle to accelerate (=go faster) quickly
    It’s a little car, but it has a lot of pickup.
  3. 4
    [singular] informal an improvement or increase in something
    The survey showed a pickup in corporate confidence.
  4. 6
    [countable] a place or time at which people, goods, or other things are collected
    They make deliveries in the mornings and pickups in the afternoons.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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