tiddledywink

noun
tid·​dle·​dy·​wink | \ ˈtidᵊl(d)ēˌwiŋk, ˈtidlēˌ- \

Definition of tiddledywink

1 tiddledywinks plural but singular in construction : a game the object of which is to snap small disks from a flat surface into a small container

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First Known Use of tiddledywink

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tiddledywink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiddledywink. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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