hopscotch
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈhɑpˌskɑtʃ/
  • IPA: /ˈhɒpˌskɒtʃ/
Noun

hopscotch (uncountable)

  1. 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.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:
      No-one. Meade’s timberyard. Piled balks. Ruins and tenements. With careful tread he passed over a hopscotch court with its forgotten pickeystone.
Synonyms Translations Verb

hopscotch (hopscotches, present participle hopscotching; past and past participle hopscotched)

  1. (intransitive, figuratively) To move by hopping.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To move back and forth between adjacent patterns by hopping.



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