noun, plural dreidels, dreidel.
a four-sided top bearing the hebrew
letters nun, gimel, he,
one on each side, used chiefly in a children's game traditionally played on the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
1925–30; < Yiddish dreydl, equivalent to drey(en) to rotate, turn (< Middle High German dræ(je)n, dræhen; compare G. drehen) + -dl noun suffix