Antedating of "Tiddlywink"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Sep 20 00:28:30 UTC 2013

tiddlywink (OED 1844)

1832 _Morning Chronicle_ (London) 22 Nov. (19th Century British Newspapers)  Murray's witness swore that he saw "shove-halfpenny" played by several persons who were in the tap-room, and added, that he had also witnessed another game, called "tiddlywink," played in the same house. -- Mrs. Draper called two witnesses, who swore that neither "shove-halfpenny" nor "tiddlywink" was suffered in the house; and that, on the day in question, no gambling whatever occurred in the tap-room.

Fred Shapiro

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