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
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- From Marco Polo to Sharks and Minnows, these are the 10 tested, tried & true pool games we all played as kids.
- I noticed the following sign displayed prominently on its fence: "No Marco Polo allowed in this pool."
- 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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