tid·​dly·​winks | \ˈti-dᵊl-ē-ˌwiŋ(k)s, ˈtid-lē-\
variants: or less commonly tiddledywinks \ ˈti-​dᵊl-​dē-​ˌwiŋ(k)s \

Definition of tiddlywinks 

: a game whose object is to snap small disks from a flat surface into a small container

First Known Use of tiddlywinks

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiddlywinks

probably from English dialect tiddly little, alteration of little

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