1. spillikins (used with a sing. verb) The game of jackstraws.
2. One of the straws used in playing jackstraws.
[Probably alteration of Flemish spelleken, diminutive of spelle, pin, from Middle Flemish, ultimately from Medieval Latin spīnula, diminutive of Latin spīna, thorn.]
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