ducks and drakes

noun
variants: or

duck and drake

Definition of ducks and drakes

  1. :  the pastime of skimming flat stones or shells along the surface of calm water

play ducks and drakes with

or

make ducks and drakes of

  1. :  to use recklessly :  squander played ducks and drakes with his money

First Known Use of ducks and drakes

1583


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