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 (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.]


(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]


(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]
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


[ˈtɪdliwɪŋks] njeu m de puce


nFloh(hüpf)spiel nt; to play tiddlywinksFlohhüpfen spielen


[ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks] nsggioco della pulce
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