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tictac

[tik-tak] /ˈtɪkˌtæk/
noun, verb (used without object), tictacked, tictacking.
1.

ticktack

or tictac

[tik-tak] /ˈtɪkˌtæk/
noun
1.
a repetitive sound, as of ticking, tapping, knocking, or clicking:
the ticktack of high heels in the corridor.
2.
a device for making a tapping sound, as against a window or door in playing a practical joke.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a repeated ticking or tapping sound:
Sleet ticktacked against the window panes.
Origin of ticktack
1540-1550
1540-50; imitative See tick1
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  • He arrives, at length, at the door of the side room where the devotees of cards are busy at tictac.

    The Youth of Jefferson J. E. Cooke.
British Dictionary definitions for tictac

ticktack

/ˈtɪkˌtæk/
noun
1.
(Brit) a system of sign language, mainly using the hands, by which bookmakers transmit their odds to each other at racecourses
2.
(US) a ticking sound, as made by a clock
Word Origin
from tick1
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