Hopscotch Hop"scotch`, n. A child's game, in which a player, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from one compartment to another of a figure traced or scotched on the ground; -- called also {hoppers}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hopscotch — 1801 (from 1789 as hop scot), from HOP (Cf. hop) (v.) + SCOTCH (Cf. scotch) (v.) scratch, from the lines scored in the dirt to make the squares for the game …   Etymology dictionary

  • hopscotch — ► NOUN ▪ a children s game of hopping into and over squares marked on the ground to retrieve a marker. ORIGIN from HOP(Cf. ↑hoppy) + SCOTCH(Cf. ↑scotch) in the sense put and end to, stop , reflecting the pattern of hopping and stopping… …   English terms dictionary

  • hopscotch — [häp′skäch΄] n. [ HOP1 + SCOTCH1] a children s game in which a player tosses a small, flat object, as a stone, into one section after another of a figure drawn on the ground, hopping from section to section to pick up the object after each toss …   English World dictionary

  • Hopscotch — For other uses, see Hopscotch (disambiguation). Primary school girls and boys hopscotching in Cuba, where the game is known as pon Hopscotch is a children s game that can be played with several players or alone. Hopscotch is a popular playground… …   Wikipedia

  • Hopscotch —    The well known children s game which involves a pattern of squares (beds) marked on the ground, into which players throw a stone and travel across them in a series of hops and jumps, sometimes kicking the stone as they go. The pattern varies… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • hopscotch — n. to play hopscotch * * * [ hɒpskɒtʃ] to play hopscotch …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hopscotch — /hop skoch /, n. 1. a children s game in which a player tosses or kicks a small flat stone, beanbag, or other object into one of several numbered sections of a diagram marked on the pavement or ground and then hops on one foot over the lines from …   Universalium

  • hopscotch — [[t]hɒ̱pskɒtʃ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Hopscotch is a children s game which involves jumping between squares which are drawn on the ground …   English dictionary

  • hopscotch —   Kinuwā.    ♦ To play hopscotch, kinuwā …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • hopscotch — I. noun Etymology: 1hop + 2scotch (line, score) Date: 1801 a child s game in which a player tosses an object (as a stone) into areas of a figure outlined on the ground and hops through the figure and back to regain the object II. intransitive… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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