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noughts-and-crosses

[nawts-uh n-kraw-siz, -kros-iz] /ˈnɔts ənˈkrɔ sɪz, -ˈkrɒs ɪz/
noun, (used with a singular verb) British
1.
tick-tack-toe (def 1).
Origin of noughts-and-crosses
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • I'd back him at cat's-cradle, and I dare say he plays a very fair game at noughts-and-crosses.

    Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett

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