tensies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ten +‎ -sies

Noun[edit]

tensies (plural tensies)

  1. A call in any children's game, such as jacks, where ten actions must be performed.
    • 2004, Anne Tyler, The amateur marriage, page 282:
      He saw Lindy playing jacks on the sidewalk in Front of the store, snatching up ninesies and tensies in a heedless, all-out swoop that kept the backs of her fingers perpetually scraped raw.

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