A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
something steeped in pickle, especially "pig parts preserved and pickled," mid-15c., earlier "liquid for pickling" (late 14c.), from souse (v.) or from its French source.
A morose person; a chronic complainer and moaner; picklepuss: the regular assortment of first-night sourpusses and professional runners down/ He'd change into a sour-pan (entry form 1937+, variant 1942+)
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