- any of the strips used in jackstraws
- [pl., with sing. v.] the game of jackstraws
Origin of spillikinfrom 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