Tiddledywinks
Tiddledywinks Tid"dle*dy*winks`, n. A game in which the object is to snap small disks of plastic, bone, ivory, or the like, from a flat surface, as of a table, into a small cup or basket; -- called also {tiddlywinks}. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tiddledywinks — (Brit. tiddlywinks) ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ a game in which small plastic counters are flicked into a central receptacle, using a larger counter. ORIGIN originally denoting an unlicensed public house, also a game of dominoes: of… …   English terms dictionary

  • tiddledywinks — or tiddlywinks noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: probably from English dialect tiddly little, alteration of little Date: 1892 a game whose object is to snap small disks from a flat surface into a small container …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tiddlywinks — Tiddledywinks Tid dle*dy*winks , n. A game in which the object is to snap small disks of plastic, bone, ivory, or the like, from a flat surface, as of a table, into a small cup or basket; called also {tiddlywinks}. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tiddlywinks — Tid dly*winks , n. Same as {Tiddledywinks}. Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tiddlywinks — noun plural but singular in construction see tiddledywinks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tiddlywinks — /tid lee wingks /, n. (used with a sing. v.) a game played on a flat surface, in which players attempt to snap small plastic disks into a cup by pressing the edges of the disks with larger ones. Also, tiddledywinks /tid l dee wingks /. [1835 45;… …   Universalium

  • tiddlywinks — (US tiddledywinks) ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ a game in which small plastic counters are flicked into a central receptacle, using a larger counter. ORIGIN originally denoting an unlicensed public house, also a game of dominoes: of… …   English terms dictionary

  • tiddlywinks — [tid′ l dē wiŋks΄tid′lē wiŋks΄, tid′ l ēwiŋks΄] n. [prob. < tiddly, child s form of LITTLE: cf. TIDDLY1] a game in which the players try to snap little colored disks from a surface into a cup by pressing their edges with a larger disk: also… …   English World dictionary

  • tiddledywink — ˈtidəl(d)ēˌwiŋk, ˈtidlēˌ , ˌ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: alteration of tiddlywink 1. tiddledywinks plural but singular in construction : a game the object of which is to snap small disks from a flat surface into a small container 2. : wink …   Useful english dictionary

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