scavenger hunt

noun

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

Examples of scavenger hunt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's why Mesa Public Schools board member proposes flag display restrictions Founder's Celebration, Sunday, March 24, 2024: Arboretum visitors will honor founder Col. Thompson with a party, including live music, an interactive photo booth, scavenger hunt, and more. Coleby Phillips, The Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2024 Hancock County will host its 15th annual Chocolate Walk, a scavenger hunt type of event, where attendees pick up a punch card and stop by local business to receive samples of chocolate. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 19 June 2024 There will be several stops throughout this 11-mile trip to find items on the scavenger hunt list and turnaround points for a shorter ride. Joe Rassel, Orlando Sentinel, 12 June 2024 Some childcare activities include crafts, scavenger hunts, and board games. Jessica Vadillo, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for scavenger hunt 

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scavenger hunt was in 1936

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“Scavenger hunt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scavenger%20hunt. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

scavenger hunt

noun
: a party contest in which players are sent out usually in pairs to obtain without buying unusual objects within a fixed length of time

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