jackstraws


noun

  1. one of a group of strips of wood or similar objects, as straws or toothpicks, used in the game of jackstraws.
  2. jackstraws, (used with a singular verb) a game in which players compete in picking up, one by one, as many jackstraws as possible without disturbing the heap.
  3. Obsolete.
    1. a straw-stuffed figure of a man; scarecrow; straw man.
    2. an insignificant person.

noun

  1. (functioning as singular) another name for spillikins

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