- 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 sp&imacron;nula, diminutive of Latin sp&imacron;na, thorn.