Origin of hopscotchhop + scotch
a children's game in which a player tosses a small, flat object, as a stone, into one section after another of a figure drawn on the ground, hopping from section to section to pick up the object after each toss
to move or travel on an indirect course, making many stops
A children's game in which players toss a small object into the numbered spaces of a pattern of rectangles outlined on the ground and then hop or jump through the spaces to retrieve the object.
intransitive verbhop·scotched, hop·scotch·ing, hop·scotch·es
To move in or as if in a series of irregular jumps: “hopscotching across dozens of new cable channels” ( Harry F. Waters )
Origin of hopscotchhop 1 scotch 1 a score, line
(third-person singular simple present hopscotches, present participle hopscotching, simple past and past participle hopscotched)
- As children we played hopscotch, football, basketball, Tic-Tac-Toe, checkers, Go Fish, etc. As we grow older our more developed brains crave sophisticated entertainment.
- When a youth reaches a certain age, he or she typically abandons hopscotch and skipping rope for more mature endeavors (such as chasing squirrels with a pellet gun).
- Sidewalk chalk: Hopscotch, chalk drawing, and games that encourage imitation, a skill that is often compromised by autism.
- In the Batiks collection, you will find frames with catchy names such as Because, Got to Go, Later and Hopscotch.
- Teach them how to play hopscotch or tic tac toe.