noun[mass noun] chiefly US
A game of tag played in a swimming pool , lake, etc., in which one player, with their eyes shut or blindfolded, must attempt to locate and catch the other players by shouting ‘Marco’ and listening for their response of ‘Polo’: they play Marco Polo in the backyard pool
More example sentences
- It has a waterproof design, which means it can repel everything from your stinky sweat to a good game of Marco Polo.
- Those 12-year-olds were playing one mean game of Marco Polo.
- The game of Marco Polo, like a lot of childhood games, is both about finding a home and about catching prey.
1960s: from Marco Polo1 (the reason is unclear).
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