Trick treat

trick or treat

noun
a children's Halloween custom, in which they call on neighbors, using this phrase, and threaten to play a trick if a treat is not given.

Origin:
1940–45

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trick or treat
 
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chiefly (US), (Canadian) the cry by children at Halloween when they call at houses, indicating that they want a present or money or else they will play a trick on the householder

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