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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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.
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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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