sevensies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of seven.

Noun[edit]

sevensies (plural sevensies)

  1. A call in any children's game, such as jacks, where seven actions must be performed.
    • 1995, James Pinckney Miller, Surviving Joy
      That was all the jacks. I threw them out again and went for sevensies. I heard Jenny saying, "What? I cain't hear you. Who?" I missed sevensies and went in the house.