Definition of hopscotch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɒpskɒtʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːpskɑːtʃ//
[uncountable] Children's games
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a children’s game played on a pattern of squares marked on the ground. Each child throws a stone into a square then hops (= jumps on one leg) and jumps along the empty squares to pick up the stone again. See related entries: Children's games Word Originearly 19th cent.: from hop ‘jump on one foot’ + scotch.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hopscotch