Definition of piñata in English:

piñata

Line breaks: pi¦ñata
Pronunciation: /piːnˈjɑːtə
 
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noun

chiefly North American
  • A decorated figure of an animal containing toys and sweets that is suspended from a height and broken open by blindfolded children as part of a celebration.
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    • The messiest of the activities on offer was the creation of piñatas using papier-mache and brightly coloured paint.
    • Top University of Arizona administrators and astronomers celebrated this legislative end run by throwing a party, the centerpiece of which was a papier-mâché piñata in the shape of a Mount Graham red squirrel.
    • We went to a party with 2 amazing grind core bands, Dread Knox and Cowboy Killas, a bar with $200 of free liquor, 4 kegs and a piñata stuffed with candy and condoms.

Origin

mid 19th century: Spanish, literally 'pot'.

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