ticktack

noun
tick·​tack | \ˈtik-ˌtak \
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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