trick or treat

noun

Definition of trick or treat

  1. :  a children's Halloween practice of asking for treats from door to door under threat of playing tricks on those who refuse

trick–or–treat

intransitive verb

trick–or–treater

noun

Examples of trick or treat in a sentence

  1. We got all dressed up for trick or treat.

  2. When the door opened the kids all shouted Trick or treat!.

Circa 1941

First Known Use of trick or treat

circa 1941


TRICK OR TREAT Defined for English Language Learners

trick or treat

noun

Definition of trick or treat for English Language Learners

  • : a custom on Halloween in which children knock on people's doors and say “trick or treat” when the doors are opened to ask for candy


TRICK OR TREAT Defined for Kids

trick or treat

noun

Definition of trick or treat for Students

  1. :  a children's Halloween practice of going around usually in costume asking for treats


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