Definition of Pinata

1. Noun. Plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks.

Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy



Definition of Pinata

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. See Spanish meaning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinata

1. a pottery jar used in a Mexican game [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinata

pinakiolite
pinakoid
pinakoids
pinakone
pinakones
pinakothek
pinakotheks
pinalite
pinane
pinanediol
pinang
pinangs
pinas
pinaster
pinasters
pinata (current term)
pinatas
pinate
pinates
pinaverium
pinax
pinazepam
pinball
pinball game
pinball machine
pinballed
pinballer
pinballers
pinballing

Literary usage of Pinata

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1. Mexico and the United States: A Story of Revolution, Intervention and War by Frederick Starr (1914)
"... A DESPERATE MEASURE THREATENING VOLCANOES A USELESS PINE BREAKING THE pinata. A SIMPLE picture often conveys thought more than an elaborate discussion. ..."

2. Holiday Art Projects by Betsy Franco, Jo Ellen Moore (1997)
"Tips: Have students work in groups to create a pinata. You may make one large pinata by assigning parts to small groups of students—papier mache portion, ..."

3. Daily Word Problems: Student Practice Books by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2007)
"... Friday-Week 36 When the pinata broke, the children rushed to pick up the candy. 1. ... pinata ..."

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