- any of the strips used in jackstraws
- the game of jackstraws
Origin of spillikin; from Middle Dutch spilleken, diminutive of spille: see spile
Also sp. spil′i·kin
- spillikins (used with a sing. verb) The game of jackstraws.
- One of the straws used in playing jackstraws.
Origin of spillikinProbably alteration of Flemish spelleken, diminutive of spelle, pin, from Middle Flemish, ultimately from Medieval Latin spīnula, diminutive of Latin spīna, thorn.