Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as tiddledywinks.

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  • noun games 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.
  • noun 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.

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  • noun 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

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

[Possibly dialectal tiddly, little + wink.]

Examples

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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