eightsies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of eight.

Noun[edit]

eightsies (plural eightsies)

  1. A call in any children's game, such as jacks, where eight actions must be performed.
    • 2003, Jonathan Lethem, The Fortress of Solitude
      Her hand darted in distraction to fumble eightsies, the jacks scattering.