Definition of piñata
: a decorated vessel (such 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)
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Long a crimson pinata for the AFC West, the Kansas City Chiefs became too good for the San Diego Chargers and many other AFC teams soon after talent man John Dorsey alighted on City of the Plains and partnered with new coach Andy Reid.
Now, the sophomore album from his band Bleachers, by scattering enormous pinatas created in his likeness around New York City, each hiding a USB drive containing songs from the group's second album.
And be on the lookout for the pinata-ish Sky Kite that will drop candy during the day.
So Emanuel pivots and becomes Mayor Zorro, championing Latino causes, seeking re-election by thumping his Trump pinata.
JOHNSTOWN, Colorado -- A high school had to cancel classes because of a threat after videos and photos showed a Spanish teacher allowing students to hit a pinata with the face of Donald Trump, reports say.
Students say the pinata also had a photograph of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
A live band will entertain as guests try their hand at a pinata of prizes and pose in fiesta-themed cutouts with the help of Behnke Photography.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration Featuring pinata-making demonstrations, food tastings and a generally festive good time, under the auspices of Artesanas Mexicanas, a collection of native Mexican women living in Southeast Baltimore.
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PIÑATA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of piñata for English Language Learners
: 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
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