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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Pirates of the CaribbeanIn Adventureland, look for a scavenger hunt-style game called A Pirate's Adventure- Treasure of The Seven Seas. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get on Any Disney World Ride in 30 Minutes or Less," 8 Nov. 2018 Early in the day, have teens or unoccupied adults think up scavenger hunt clues (bonus points for Thanksgiving puns) and hide them around the house and yard. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "12 Thanksgiving Tradition Ideas for the Best Holiday Ever," 28 Aug. 2018 Activities for kids abound, of course, including a scavenger hunt and Disney movie nights. 20. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Visitors will enjoy a free guided tour of the mansion — a National Historic Landmark — as well as a nature walk on the Little Harbor Trail, scavenger hunt for kids and an opportunity to purchase a lilac sapling to take home ( Necee Regis,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 1 May 2018 Her grandma improvises and decides to turn it into a scavenger hunt filled with lessons about love, family, and the true meaning of the holiday. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "55 New Christmas Movies You Can Watch on TV This Holiday Season," 1 Oct. 2018 Programming for the evening will include a storytime session, craft-making, and a veggie-centric scavenger hunt., "Carrie Underwood, Celebration of Black Arts and other great events in Philadelphia, June 29-July 6," 28 June 2018 Drew and his crew went on a scavenger hunt while Linda and her ladies explored a UNESCO World Heritage site and then took a cooking class to make authentic Puglia cuisine. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Everything You Should Know About Property Brother Drew Scott and Linda Phan's Wedding," 5 June 2018 Creepy forests, haunted houses and a scary scavenger hunt: Louisville has a ton of options to scare your socks off this Halloween. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "This Louisville tradition has been named a top Halloween event by Travel Channel," 18 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of scavenger hunt

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scavenger hunt was in 1936

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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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