Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pickle v.

1. [late 18C–19C] to tease, to hoax, to deceive.

2. [20C+] (US) to spoil, to wreck, to kill.

3. to render drunk.

In exclamations

pickle it!

[1910s+] (Aus./US) a general excl. of dismissal; forget it! be quiet!

pickle me bloody agates! (also pickle me daisies! ...nut! ...tit!) [agates n./SE daisy/nut n.1 (1b)/tit n.2 (1)]

[1960s+] (N.Z.) a general excl. of surprise or disbelief.