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  • noun Latin America A doll or other decorated container filled with candy, that gets hit with a hammer or a stick by blindfolded children during birthday parties or other celebrations until the candy falls out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks

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Examples

  • Only put part of the candy in the pinata and put the rest in an appropriate number of bags to give to all of the children after the pinata is broken.

    Piñatas

  • Only put part of the candy in the pinata and put the rest in an appropriate number of bags to give to all of the children after the pinata is broken.

    Piñatas

  • Only put part of the candy in the pinata and put the rest in an appropriate number of bags to give to all of the children after the pinata is broken.

    Piñatas

  • * two minutes later pinata is still unharmed and scott is still slashing at pinata*

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - ELTV: “Pinata and Sword”

  • Generally, though the pinata was the only thing that caused any trauma.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • It was called a pinata of perks and the best energy bill corporations could buy.

    Wolfson: Obama Must Win Pennsylvania - Real Clear Politics – TIME.com

  • And keep in mind how we got here, an energy bill, a farm bill, a highway bill that is worth hundreds of billions of dollars and what "The Washington Post" called a pinata of pork.

    CNN Transcript Jul 28, 2008

  • HILL: It's the pinata is the mascot for our show at Headline News "PRIME NEWS TONIGHT."

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2005

  • Some of Perry's struggles in the middle portion of the debate had to do with the fact that he was getting tough questions and having to weather a steady attack from his opponents - he joked at one point that he had become a "pinata" - but that's what you get when you're the frontrunner.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • Instead of turning over a ceremonial shovel, officials in Seattle will break a pinata Thursday to mark the start of construction for a new South Park Bridge.

    The Seattle Times

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