King's X


Definition of King's X

used as a cry in children's games to claim exemption from being tagged or caught or to call for a time outhow they make haste to cry with fingers crossed King's X —no fairs to use it any more— Robert Frost

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History and Etymology for King's X

probably short for king's excuse

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“King's X.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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