- any of various games of chance played with a teetotum or other special type of top, in which each player puts in an equal stake before starting to spin the top.
Origin of put-and-take
First recorded in 1920–25
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Historical Examples of put-and-take
Our game of Put-and-Take was running along merrily when we heard a shriek, then another.
The sugar was paid for from the proceeds of a Put-and-Take game that kept us entertained.