noughts-and-crosses

[ nawts-uh n-kraw-siz, -kros-iz ]
/ ˈnɔts ənˈkrɔ sɪz, -ˈkrɒs ɪz /

noun (used with a singular verb) British.

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Origin of noughts-and-crosses

First recorded in 1890–95

Words nearby noughts-and-crosses

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Example sentences from the Web for 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