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trick or treat

noun

Simple Definition of trick or treat

  • : a custom on Halloween in which children knock on people's doors and say “trick or treat” when the doors are opened to ask for candy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of trick or treat

  1. :  a children's Halloween practice of asking for treats from door to door under threat of playing tricks on those who refuse

trick–or–treat intransitive verb
trick–or–treater noun

TRICK OR TREAT Defined for Kids

trick or treat

noun

Definition of trick or treat for Students

  1. :  a children's Halloween practice of going around usually in costume asking for treats




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