Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. A game in which players try to snap small disks into a cup by pressing them on the edge with a larger disk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A game in which the objective is to shoot winks into a cup or at a target by flicking them with a shooter (nowadays called a squidger) from a surface.
  • n. A competitive partnership game in which the objective is to gain an advantage over opponents by squopping opponent winks and by squidging friendly winks into a pot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as tiddledywinks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a game in which players try to flip plastic disks into a cup by pressing them on the side sharply with a larger disk

Etymologies

Possibly dialectal tiddly, little + wink.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Other nations are before us
    With their Sputniks and Explorers
    What can confidence restore us?
    Naught but tiddlywinks.
    On the fields of Eton,
    Former foes were beaten.
    But today all patriots play
    This sport which needs such grit and concentration.
    Through this game of skill and power
    England knows her finest hour,
    And her stronghold, shield and tower
    Must be tiddlywinks.

    May 4, 2009