Origin of tiddlywinksprobably from tiddly, child's form of little: see tiddly
plural nounused with a sing. verb
Origin of tiddlywinksPossibly dialectal tiddly little wink
- (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.
- 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.