[ tid-lee-wingks ]
/ ˈtɪd liˌwɪŋks /
Save This Word!

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.
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also tid·dle·dy·winks [tid-l-dee-wingks] /ˈtɪd l diˌwɪŋks/ .

Origin of tiddlywinks

1835–45; plural of tiddlywink (tiddly tiny + dial. wink, variant of winch1), referring to the counter used to snap the pieces into place; see -s3

Words nearby tiddlywinks

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use tiddlywinks in a sentence

  • 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
  • So the two little girls concluded that they would free Tiddlywinks and turn him again into a kitten.

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012