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hopscotch

hop·scotch

hopscotch

 
pronunciation:
hap skach
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part of speech: noun
definition: a children's game in which players toss a stone onto a pattern of numbered squares drawn on the ground. The players then hop or jump from square to square, picking up the stone as they move.
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The word hopscotch was first used in English about 200 years ago. It was formed from the English words "hop" and "scotch." "Scotch" means "to cut a line into."
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