Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Dictionary Suite
Display options
Lookup History
trick or treat

trick or treat

trIk r trit
parts of speech:
noun, interjection
part of speech: noun
definition: a tradition practiced by children at Halloween, consisting of calling on neighbors while dressed in a costume and saying the words "trick or treat!" in order to receive a treat such as candy.
At age fourteen, she thought she might be getting a little old for trick or treat.
part of speech: interjection
definition: used as a playful greeting and request while engaged in the Halloween tradition of trick or treat.
When the neighbor answered the door, the children shouted "trick or treat!"