from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Money paid at fairs for permission to break ground for booths.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Money paid at fairs for leave to break ground for booths.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Money paid by strolling players and others for the privilege of breaking ground for the erection of their booths at fairs, etc.
Latin piccadium, from French piquer to prick. (Wiktionary)