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 out
how they make haste to cry with fingers crossed King's X —no fairs to use it any moreRobert Frost

Word History


probably short for king's excuse

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“King's X.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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