Definition of hunt the thimble in English:

hunt the thimble

noun

mass noun
  • A children's game in which one player hides an object, traditionally a thimble, and the other players have to find it.

    ‘you could while away a long journey playing hunt the thimble’
    • ‘Hunt the thimble used to be a popular childhood game.’
    • ‘June played a series of traditional games with her mother, including Hunt the Thimble.’
    • ‘He is playing a game of hunt-the-thimble, searching every corner of the room.’
    • ‘I thought of the old childhood game of hunt-the-thimble, which I used to play with an aunt.’
    • ‘"I don't want to play hunt the thimble with Bobbie again; he hides things in such very odd places!"’