Meaning of “tic-tac-toe” in the English Dictionary

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"tic-tac-toe" in British English

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tic-tac-toenoun [ U ]

also tick-tack-toe uk /ˌtɪk.tækˈtəʊ/ us /ˌtɪk.tækˈtoʊ/ US UK noughts and crosses

a game played on a piece of paper in which two players write either O or X in a pattern of nine squares. It is won by the first player who places three Os or three Xs in a straight line.

(Definition of “tic-tac-toe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)