heads or tails

noun plural but singular in construction

: a simple gambling game in which a coin is tossed and won by the player who successfully calls the side that lands upward compare head or tail

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heads or tails was in 1675

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“Heads or tails.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heads%20or%20tails. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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