Meaning of “coconut shy” in the English Dictionary

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"coconut shy" in British English

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coconut shynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊ.kə.nʌt ˌʃaɪ/ us /ˈkoʊ.kə.nʌt ˌʃaɪ/ UK

a game at a fair where you throw balls at a row of coconuts and try to knock them down to win them

(Definition of “coconut shy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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