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 Each riddle will include a hint that will unlock a location on the route of the scavenger hunt. Keyaira Boone, Essence, 19 Nov. 2021 First chair kickoff and costume contest (hard rock/metal theme) on opening day (Oct. 29), techno beats by DJ Channa from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 30, and a Halloween scavenger hunt on Oct. 31. Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2021 Tickets cost $80 per child (must be 12 or younger to participate) and include the tea and scavenger hunt. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2021 FTL Beach is a timed scavenger hunt on Fort Lauderdale beach on Sunday morning with more than $12,000 is prizes up for grabs. Ben Crandell,, 4 Nov. 2021 This year, in honor of All Hollow's Eve, The Plaza's famous Palm Court is giving its daily Eloise tea a spooky twist — complete with scavenger hunt and costume contest. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2021 This activity is a crossover between a scavenger hunt and crossword puzzle and will be available from April 19 to April 30., 16 Apr. 2021 The way this scavenger hunt is set up requires a device to post to social media or send Facebook direct messages. Anchorage Daily News, 28 Oct. 2021 And after the tea, kids can participate in a scavenger hunt around the hotel. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2021

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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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29 Nov 2021

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“Scavenger hunt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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

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