hopscotch


1hop·scotch

noun \ˈhäp-ˌskäch\

: a child's game in which players hop through a series of squares drawn on the ground

Full Definition of HOPSCOTCH

:  a child's game in which a player tosses an object (as a stone) into areas of a figure outlined on the ground and hops through the figure and back to regain the object

Origin of HOPSCOTCH

1hop + 2scotch (line, score)
First Known Use: 1801

2hopscotch

verb

: to move from one place to another

Full Definition of HOPSCOTCH

intransitive verb
:  to move as if by hopping <hopscotched across Europe>

Examples of HOPSCOTCH

  1. The tour hopscotched from city to city.
  2. We hopscotched across the country.

First Known Use of HOPSCOTCH

1918

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