scavenger hunt


Definition of scavenger hunt

: a game in which players try to acquire without buying specified items within a time limit

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Recent Examples on the Web Holiday participants can also be part of a new scavenger hunt, make a 3D gingerbread ornament along with other gifts and sing in Cafe Crayola’s musical light show. Dewayne Bevil,, "Crayola Experience introduces Colorful Christmas add-ons," 5 Nov. 2020 All eyes are trained on five children in the midst of a ranch-themed scavenger hunt that brings them to different corners of the large, rustic property. Tony Bravo,, "Black Lives Matter equestrian on mission to inspire inner-city youths," 30 Oct. 2020 Hirsch participated in a voter scavenger hunt recently, handing out campaign signs in front of a chocolate shop. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "In competitive Collin County, Texas Democrats see a chance to flip GOP House seats," 29 Oct. 2020 Halloween Virtual Scavenger Hunt — Choose your own adventure in this virtual, 24-hour scavenger hunt in the Anchorage area. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "With Halloween traditions riskier this year, Alaskans look for creative ways to celebrate the season," 27 Oct. 2020 Indianapolis resident Pablo Svirsky said his family’s scavenger hunt for Halloween candy will be a variation on traditional Easter egg hunts. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, "What Indianapolis parents are doing about trick-or-treating amid COVID-19," 26 Oct. 2020 Pumpkin scavenger hunt and Monster Mash dance party at 3 p.m. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Oct. 26-Nov. 1," 25 Oct. 2020 Variations on that theme could include a scavenger hunt in the house or yard, or a set of clues for older children to decipher. Jeanette Marantos, Star Tribune, "How to safely celebrate Halloween," 16 Oct. 2020 When Jessica clicked on the Zoom link, the first clue, four friends who had participated in the scavenger hunt 20 years earlier appeared on screen. Karina Bland, The Arizona Republic, "The first scavenger hunt ended in marriage. Would the second one end the same way?," 14 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of scavenger hunt

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Scavenger hunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of scavenger hunt

: a game in which players try to find specified items within a particular period of time

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