[ tid-lee-wingks ]
/ ˈtɪd liˌwɪŋks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
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.
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Also tid·dle·dy·winks [tid-l-dee-wingks] /ˈtɪd l diˌwɪŋks/.
Words nearby tiddlywinks
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
British Dictionary definitions for tiddlywinks
/ (ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks) /
(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
C19: probably from tiddly 1 + dialect wink, variant of winch 1
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