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When Phil Taylor is in the field - no matter whether it's tiddlywinks or the world championship at Alexandra Palace - he is the man to beat.
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Meaning of "tiddlywinks" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TIDDLYWINKS

Probably from tiddly1 + dialect wink, variant of winch1.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TIDDLYWINKS

tiddlywinks  [ˈtɪdlɪˌwɪŋks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TIDDLYWINKS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tiddlywinks is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TIDDLYWINKS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tiddlywinks

Tiddlywinks

Tiddlywinks is an indoor game played on a flat felt mat with sets of small discs called "winks", a pot, which is the target, and a collection of squidgers, which are also discs. Players use a "squidger": a disk used to propel a wink into flight by pressing down on the edge of a wink, thereby flicking it into the air. The objective of the game is to score points by sending your own winks into the pot and preventing the opponent from "squopping" your winks by placing your own winks on top of them. As part of strategic gameplay, players often attempt to squop their opponents' winks and develop, maintain and break large piles of winks. Tiddlywinks is sometimes considered a simpleminded, frivolous children's game, rather than a strategic, adult game. However, the modern competitive adult game of tiddlywinks made a strong comeback at the University of Cambridge in 1955. The modern game uses far more complex rules and a consistent set of high-grade equipment. The rest of this article concerns the adult game.

Definition of tiddlywinks in the English dictionary

The definition of tiddlywinks in the dictionary is a game in which players try to flick discs of plastic into a cup by pressing them sharply on the side with other larger discs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TIDDLYWINKS


blinks
blɪŋks
drinks
drɪŋks
hijinks
ˈhaɪˌdʒɪŋks
hypopharynx
ˌhaɪpəʊˈfærɪŋks
jinks
dʒɪŋks
jinx
dʒɪŋks
jynx
dʒɪŋks
larynx
ˈlærɪŋks
Lincs
lɪŋks
links
lɪŋks
lynx
lɪŋks
methinks
mɪˈθɪŋks
minx
mɪŋks
nasopharynx
ˌneɪzəʊˈfærɪŋks
oropharynx
ˌɔːrəʊˈfærɪŋks
pharynx
ˈfærɪŋks
pilliwinks
ˈpɪlɪˌwɪŋks
sphinx
sfɪŋks
Sphynx
sfɪŋks
syrinx
ˈsɪrɪŋks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TIDDLYWINKS

tidally
tidbit
tiddle
tiddledywink
tiddler
tiddleywink
tiddlier
tiddliest
tiddly
tiddlywink
tiddy
tide
tide over
tide race
tide table
tide-gauge
tide-generating force
tide-rip
tideland
tideless

WORDS THAT END LIKE TIDDLYWINKS

Banks
break ranks
close ranks
Fairbanks
forty winks
golf links
Grand Banks
Hanks
high jinks
hunks
hunting pinks
lower ranks
other ranks
ranks
return thanks
swimming trunks
thanks
trunks
vote of thanks
yonks

Synonyms and antonyms of tiddlywinks in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tiddlywinks» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TIDDLYWINKS

Find out the translation of tiddlywinks to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tiddlywinks from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tiddlywinks» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

tiddlywinks
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tiddlywinks
570 millions of speakers

English

tiddlywinks
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tiddlywinks
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

tiddlywinks
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

tiddlywinks
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tiddlywinks
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টিড্লিউইন্ক্স
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tiddlywinks
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tiddlywinks
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

tiddlywinks
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

tiddlywinks
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

tiddlywinks
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tiddlywinks
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tiddlywinks
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டைட்லிவின்க்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Tiddlywinks
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tiddlywinks
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gioco della pulce
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tiddlywinks
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

tiddlywinks
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tiddlywinks
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

tiddlywinks
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

tiddlywinks
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tiddlywinks
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tiddlywinks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tiddlywinks

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TIDDLYWINKS»

The term «tiddlywinks» is regularly used and occupies the 101.537 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TIDDLYWINKS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tiddlywinks

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QUOTES WITH «TIDDLYWINKS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tiddlywinks.
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Eric Bristow
When Phil Taylor is in the field - no matter whether it's tiddlywinks or the world championship at Alexandra Palace - he is the man to beat.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TIDDLYWINKS»

Discover the use of tiddlywinks in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tiddlywinks and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tiddlywinks: The Little Horse with THREE EARS
Johnny goes to auction with his heart set on a horse of his own. Tiddlywinks, the little horse with three ears, is alone and for sale. Little Sammy is afraid and lost in the woods. Join the adventure as the three of them find each other.
Rex B. Valentine, 2007
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Tiddlywinks: Make and Do
But most importantly, these are ways in which children are able to meet with God and discover the truths of the Bible.
Maggie Barfield, 2008
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The Stratford Adventure of Adrian & Tiddlywinks
Set in the early days of the Stratford Festival Theatre, this is the story about a shy, bullied, cross-eyed boy and an adventurous friendly mouse who both want to be actors.
John Sullivan Hayes, 2012
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Tiddlywinks: An Illustrated Celebration of Squidgers, Squops ...
Tiddlywinks began as an 18th century Victorian parlor game and was trademarked as Tiddledy-Winks in 1889 and has remained popular ever since.
Heidi Geffen, 2014
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Nothing to Do with Sex on the Net
Jimmy snapped at me “I've waited 40 years for this rematch so get your tiddlywinks out and get playing," I told him I had better things to do, but I would meet him the following day in the local pub at noon for the rematch! He agreed and the next ...
Steve Robinson, 2006
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Weekly World News
A receptionist has discovered the stuffy nose she's had most of her life was caused by a tiddlywinks chip that lodged there 20 years ago! Groom, 81, jilts deceiving bride An 81-year-old groom stalked out on his 69-year-old bride because she ...
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Tiddlywinks' Christmas Adventure
Tiddlywinks, a brave and silly hamster has a daring and fun Christmas adventure.
Mariah Wilson, 2013
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The Rainy Day Book
MY FAMILY HAS just rediscovered tiddlywinks. I'm not sure why sending little coloured discs of plastic plinking into a pot — or not as the case may often be — is quite so amusing, but it is. Tiddlywinks goes back to Victorian times (patented as ...
Helen Brooks, 2012
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A God-Made Millionaire
Case Study 2: Professional Tiddlywinks Let's say, for example, that I play tiddlywinks. Let's say that I play really well. If I am the only person in the world who knows how to play tiddlywinks and every person in the world wants to watch me play ...
Steve Main, 2008
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Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies
Were you aware that in the United Kingdom there is an English Tiddlywinks Association and a tiddlywinks society at each of the la-di-da universities, Oxford and Cambridge? Hmm, I bet you weren't. Neither was I. But now I am and what's more ...
Tracey Wood, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TIDDLYWINKS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tiddlywinks is used in the context of the following news items.
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Andy Lee: It ain't tiddlywinks, we're going in there to take each …
“This ain't tiddlywinks,” he'd say. “After the fight, we'll shake hands and maybe we will before the fight too. But we're going in there to take each other's heads off. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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Jeb Bush on GOP primary: 'This isn't tiddlywinks we're playing'
This isn't tiddlywinks we're playing, but at the same time I think there's going to be an awareness that we have to win. If we're going to fix these things, we have to ... «Washington Times, Jun 15»
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Cambridge's own UK champion: meet Tiddlywinks master Dr Patrick …
Their sport of choice was tiddlywinks, as molecular physicist and reigning UK champ Dr Patrick Barrie went head to head with US titan Larry Khan, the ... «Cambridge News, May 15»
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Watch notorious junior hockey heckler defend himself on local news
But he just might get you with a zinger involving knitting and tiddlywinks. ... handle a bit of heckling at the rink, they should stick to tiddlywinks and Playstation.". «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
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George North: There will always be a risk of concussion when you …
'It's not table tennis or tiddlywinks, it's a contact sport and you are going to get some bangs. Unfortunately they were all on my chin. 'It's nice to be back in the ... «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
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The State of the Union: Obama is Playing Hardball; Republicans …
The State of the Union: Obama is Playing Hardball; Republicans Tiddlywinks. Michael Hammond | Jan 25, 2015. Michael Hammond. Share on Facebook. «Town Hall, Jan 15»
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Tiddlywinks Nursery gets its new home in Deighton
A fireworks display was held to mark the official opening of Tiddlywinks Nursery at Deighton – while Kirklees councillor Jean Calvert was on hand to cut a ribbon. «Huddersfield Examiner, Nov 14»
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Tiddlywinks-Funner loop in the Wanoga trail complex
On the 7-mile-long Tiddlywinks, I found myself pedaling uphill over man-made jumps and dismounting my bike to scramble up steep, rock-strewn sections. «Bend Bulletin, Oct 14»
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Deer Tick to Cover Beatles, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello Albums for …
On December 26th, the band will play NRBQ's jazz-rock favorite Tiddlywinks along with their own debut LP, 2007's War Elephant. The band is also set to cover ... «RollingStone.com, Sep 14»
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Britain can still be sporting champions... in tiddlywinks
Tiddlywinks. It takes real dexterity to become the champion of tiddlywinks: the game where you flick small disks into a central hole. There may be a North ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Tiddlywinks [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tiddlywinks>. Jul 2019 ».
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