[nawts-uh n-kraw-siz, -kros-iz]

noun (used with a singular verb) British.

Origin of noughts-and-crosses

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for noughts-and-crosses

Historical Examples of noughts-and-crosses

  • 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

    Maurice Henry Hewlett