a children's game in which a blindfolded player is hit by one of the other players and then tries to guess which one did the hitting.
Origin of hot cockles
First recorded in 1540–50
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(functioning as singular) (formerly) a children's game in which one blindfolded player has to guess which other player has hit him
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