Tom Tiddler's ground

noun Tom Tid·dler's ground \-ˈtidlə(r)z-\
variants: less commonly

Tommy Tiddler's ground

Definition of Tom Tiddler's ground

  1. 1 :  a game in which a player designated Tom Tiddler or Tommy Tiddler tries to catch the other players who invade the area designated as his property

  2. 2 :  a place (as a no-man's-land) where pickings may be sought or had without effective interference this country was a Tom Tiddler's ground of raiding parties — T. E. Lawrence the border now became a sort of Tom Tiddler's ground filled with warring Kaffirs — Stuart Cloete

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Origin and Etymology of tom tiddler's ground

from Tom Tiddler, Tommy Tiddler, name given to the player who is “it”


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