from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A decorated container filled with candy and toys suspended from a height, intended to be broken by blindfolded children with sticks, and used as part of Christmas and birthday celebrations in certain Latin-American countries or at children's parties.
- noun A frequent object or victim of ongoing criticism or abuse.
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- noun See
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Spanish, from Italian pignatta, a kind of pot, probably from dialectal pigna, pine cone (from its shape), from Latin pīnea; see pineal.]
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From Spanish piñata, from piña, from Latin pinea ("pinecone"), because its paper cover (on traditional making) resembles one.
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