Definition of tiddlywink in English:
1 (tiddlywinks) [treated as singular] A game in which small plastic counters are flicked into a central receptacle by being pressed on the edge with a larger counter.
- Whether it's your first game or your last one or a game of table tennis or tiddlywinks, you want to win.
- For all the easy going humour, Channon's competitive streak dictates that he would find it hard to take in the concept of a friendly game of tiddlywinks.
- If I were going to a place where a hard day is one game of tiddlywinks instead of two, I wouldn't be afraid either.
mid 19th century: of unknown origin; perhaps related to tiddly1. The word originally denoted an unlicensed public house, also a game of dominoes.
Definition of tiddlywink in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia