Simple Definition of piñata
: a decorated container filled with candies, fruits, and gifts that is hung up at parties or celebrations and hit with a stick by children until it is broken and the things inside it fall out
Full Definition of piñata
: a decorated vessel (as of papier-mâché) filled with candies, fruits, and gifts and hung up to be broken with sticks by blindfolded persons as part of especially Latin-American festivities (as at Christmas or for a birthday party)
Variants of piñata
Origin of piñata
Spanish piñata, literally, pot, from Italian pignatta, probably from pigna pinecone — more at pignoli
First Known Use: 1883
Learn More about piñata
Spanish Central: Translation of "piñata"
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