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hopscotch

noun hop·scotch \ ˈhäp-ˌskäch \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hopscotch

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

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Origin and Etymology of hopscotch

1hop + 2scotch (line, score)


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hopscotch

verb

Definition of hopscotch

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

Examples of hopscotch in a Sentence

  1. The tour hopscotched from city to city.

  2. We hopscotched across the country.

Recent Examples of hopscotch from the Web

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First Known Use of hopscotch

1918


HOPSCOTCH Defined for English Language Learners

hopscotch

noun

Definition of hopscotch for English Language Learners

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


hopscotch

verb

Definition of hopscotch for English Language Learners

  • : to move from one place to another


HOPSCOTCH Defined for Kids

hopscotch

noun hop·scotch \ ˈhäp-ˌskäch \

Definition of hopscotch for Students

:a game in which a player tosses a stone into sections of a figure drawn on the ground and hops through the figure and back to pick up the stone


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