or tick-tack-too tic-tac-toe, tit-tat-toe
Origin of tick-tack-toe
Examples from the Web for tic-tac-toe
Historical Examples of tic-tac-toe
Mother, we are playing a game which is similar to American tic-tac-toe.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin for tick-tack-toe
1884, probably an extension of tick-tack (1580s), a form of backgammon, possibly from Middle French trictrac, perhaps imitative of the sound of tiles on the board.