tiddlywinks


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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
References in classic literature ?
There was a chandelier from Tiddlywinks for the look of the thing, but of course she lit the residence herself.
There will also be a pancake demonstration made by The Farmers Wife in the Farm Kitchen, and other activities such as a lawnmower obstacle course and tiddlywinks competition.
Our waiter invited us to enjoy a game of something that looked like giant Tiddlywinks but we declined, ordered drinks and started scanning the menu.
MASTERCHEF USA is so loud and high-energy it makes the British version seem as tense and dramatic as a game of tiddlywinks.
AUSTRALIA would put out a competitive team in a tiddlywinks competition.
MOWBRAY PRIMARY'S EYFS has recently welcomed Tiddlywinks, a well-established company which has been running in schools, nurseries and children's centres, since 2007.
10 1986; 9 Tiddlywinks; Scotland; 7 Heights; Wuthering sums.
DARYL POWELL promised Castleford will just as competitive as he is playing tiddlywinks with his kids - despite Zak Hardaker all but sealing top spot with five games left.
Other well known games modern kids are unaware of include, Rock, Paper, Scissors (80%) and Tiddlywinks (50%) which makes us feel depressingly old.
Among those to have scored top marks was Tiddlywinks Nursery in Sylvia Avenue, West Heath, which was inspected in February last year.
From larger than life, tiddlywinks obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta to her pet owl, Wagner - this is an adventure with a difference.
From larger than life, tiddlywinks obsessed Awful Aunt Alberta to her pet owl, Wagner - - this is an adventure with a difference.