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noughts-and-crosses

[nawts-uh n-kraw-siz, -kros-iz]
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noun (used with a singular verb) British.
  1. tick-tack-toe(def 1).

Origin of noughts-and-crosses

First recorded in 1890–95
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Historical Examples

  • I'd back him at cat's-cradle, and I dare say he plays a very fair game at noughts-and-crosses.

    Love and Lucy</p>

    Maurice Henry Hewlett


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