Hop skip and jump
Hop Hop, n. 1. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring. [1913 Webster]

2. A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Hop, skip and jump}, {Hop, step and a jump} or {Hop, step and jump},

1. a game or athletic sport in which the participants cover as much ground as possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession.

2. a short distance. --Addison. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hop skip and jump — hop skip and a jump hop , skip , and a jump , hop skip and jump hop , skip , and jump . a short distance; as, it s just a hop, skip and a jump away. [Colloq.] Syn: stone s throw. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hop, skip, and jump — hop, skip, and jump, 1. a contest or sport in which the contestants try to cover as much distance as possible by successively hopping, taking one stride, and jumping. 2. Informal. a short distance: »After that it will be only a hop, skip, and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop, skip, and jump — ► hop, skip (or step) , and jump 1) old fashioned term for TRIPLE JUMP(Cf. ↑triple jump). 2) informal a short distance. Main Entry: ↑hop …   English terms dictionary

  • hop, skip, and jump — noun Date: 1760 a short distance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • a hop, skip, and jump — a hop, skip, and (a) jump informal : a short distance Her house is just a hop, skip, and jump from mine. • • • Main Entry: ↑hop a hop, skip, and (a) jump see ↑hop, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hop step and jump — Hop Hop, n. 1. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring. [1913 Webster] 2. A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {Hop, skip and jump}, {Hop, step and a jump} or {Hop, step and jump}, 1. a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hop, step, and jump — noun : a field event in which the participants cover as much ground as possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession usually after a running start * * * Track. See triple jump. [1710 20] * * * hop, step, and jump, = hop, skip, and jump (def.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop, step, and jump — ► hop, skip (or step) , and jump 1) old fashioned term for TRIPLE JUMP(Cf. ↑triple jump). 2) informal a short distance. Main Entry: ↑hop …   English terms dictionary

  • hop skip and a jump — hop , skip , and a jump , hop skip and jump hop , skip , and jump . a short distance; as, it s just a hop, skip and a jump away. [Colloq.] Syn: stone s throw. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hop, skip, and a jump — hop′, skip′, and a jump′ n. a short distance. Also, hop′, skip′, and jump′ • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

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