- a game played on a flat surface, in which players attempt to snap small plastic disks into a cup by pressing the edges of the disks with larger ones.
Origin of tiddlywinks
Examples from the Web for tiddlywinks
Historical Examples of tiddlywinks
There was a chandelier from Tiddlywinks for the look of the thing, but of course she lit the residence herself.Peter Pan
James M. Barrie
- (functioning as singular) a game in which players try to flick discs of plastic into a cup by pressing them sharply on the side with other larger discs
Word Origin for tiddlywinks
Word Origin and History for tiddlywinks
children's tile-flipping game, 1857, probably an arbitrary formation from baby talk, but perhaps from slang tiddly-wink "unlicensed drink shop" (1844), from slang tiddly "a drink, drunk."