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  • adj. Alternative form of handy dandy.
  • n. A children's game in which one child guesses in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A child's play, one child guessing in which closed hand the other holds some small object, winning the object if right and forfeiting an equivalent if wrong; hence, forfeit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A play of children in which something, as a pebble or a coin, is shaken between the hands of one, while another guesses which hand it is retained in.
  • n. Hence A bribe paid secretly.


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