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tid·dly·winks

 (tĭd′lē-wĭngks′) also tid·dle·dy·winks (tĭd′l-dē-)
pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A game in which players try to snap small disks into a cup by pressing them on the edge with a larger disk.

[Possibly dialectal tiddly, little + wink.]
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tiddlywinks

(ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks)
n
(Games, other than specified) (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
[C19: probably from tiddly1 + dialect wink, variant of winch1]
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tid•dly•winks

(ˈtɪd liˌwɪŋks)

also tid•dle•dy•winks

(ˈtɪd l di-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a game in which small plastic disks are snapped with larger disks against a flat surface into a cup.
[1835–45; pl. of tiddlywink (tiddly tiny + dial. wink, variant of winch), referring to the disk used to snap the pieces; see -s3]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tiddlywinks - a game in which players try to flip plastic disks into a cup by pressing them on the side sharply with a larger disktiddlywinks - a game in which players try to flip plastic disks into a cup by pressing them on the side sharply with a larger disk
child's game - a game enjoyed by children
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Translations

tiddlywinks

[ˈtɪdliwɪŋks] njeu m de puce
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tiddlywinks

nFloh(hüpf)spiel nt; to play tiddlywinksFlohhüpfen spielen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tiddlywinks

[ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks] nsggioco della pulce
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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When he was last seen in action he acquitted himself well to take third behind Tiddliwinks in the Greenlands and that is the best form on offer here.
Tiddliwinks (8-1) followed up his recent Group Two success at York with victory in the Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes.
North Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan has enjoyed a vintage May, with Tiddliwinks'' success in the Duke of York Stakes the obvious highlight.
North Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan has enjoyed a vintage May, with Tiddliwinks' success in the Duke of York Stakes the obvious highlight.
KEVIN Ryan appears to have found Tiddliwinks the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways in the Simply Cartons Ltd Conditions Stakes at Nottingham.
Ridden by Frankie Dettori, the former top-class miler closed late to score by half a length from Regal Parade, the mount of Adrian Nichols, with 40/1 outsider Tiddliwinks a further half length back in third.