ticktack

noun
tick·​tack | \ ˈtik-ˌtak How to pronounce ticktack (audio) \
variants: or tictac

Definition of ticktack

1 : a ticking or tapping beat like that of a clock or watch
2 : a contrivance used by children to tap on a window from a distance

First Known Use of ticktack

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ticktack

reduplication of tick

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“Ticktack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticktack. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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