American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A children's game in which players toss a small object into the numbered spaces of a pattern of rectangles outlined on the ground and then hop or jump through the spaces to retrieve the object.
- v. To move in or as if in a series of irregular jumps: "hopscotching across dozens of new cable channels” ( Harry F. Waters).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A children's game in which the player, while hopping on one leg, drives a disk of stone or a fragment of tile with the foot from one compartment to another of an oblong figure traced or scotched (scored) on the ground, neither the stone nor the foot being allowed to rest on a line.
- 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.
- v. figuratively To move by hopping.
- v. figuratively To move back and forth between adjacent patterns by hopping.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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
- n. a game in which a child tosses a stone into an area drawn on the ground and then hops through it and back to regain the stone
- hop + scotch (“scratch”) (Wiktionary)
- hop1 + scotch1, a score, line. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“KRESKIN: Also a game called hopscotch which most people don't know about today.”
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“The asphalt was scarred with pools of black and white scorch marks, where the ARP people had used their stirrup pumps to smother the things; so Suzie played a kind of hopscotch, dodging between the little tail fins and what was left of the melted tubular casings and the burned-out thermite.”
“There is baseball on the smooth pavement, or if one has a piece of chalk, he can lay out a kind of hopscotch -- not stretched out, for there isn't room, but rolled up like a jelly cake.”
“Consider hula hooping, playing games such as hopscotch, Simon says, hide and seek, four square.”
“Teach children how to get younger kids doing active things such as hopscotch, jump-rope, tag, hide-and-seek, kickball, T-ball, hula hoops or kite flying.”
“AFP - US First lady Mitchelle Obama plays "hopscotch" during a meeting with students from the Make …”
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“Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images Michelle Obama played 'hopscotch' during an interaction with students from the Make A Difference NGO in Mumbai, Nov. 6.”
“The Luftwaffe chief, badly injured, was hustled in a stretcher down the steps into Hitler's bunker, past the Goebbels children playing hopscotch.”
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