klip-klip, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, reduplication of klip stone.
colloquial
A children’s game, ‘five-stones’, in which the aim of the players is to throw one pebble in the air and pick up the remaining four before catching the first, using one hand only; klip noun sense 4.
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1931 G. Beet Grand Old Days 113It was a very pretty klipje (pebble), and as I thought it might be useful to my sisters in their games of klip-klip, I handed it over to them.
1933 W. Macdonald Romance of Golden Rand 15The children were playing the game of ‘klip-klip’ with their pebbles on the kitchen floor.
1966 I. Vaughan These Were my Yesterdays 6The girls..played..‘Klip Klip’, skipping contests and hop scotch.
1978 M. Van Biljon in Sunday Times 24 Dec. (Mag. Sect.) 1One moment I would be playing ‘klip-klip’ with the younger children.
A children’s game, ‘five-stones’, in which the aim of the players is to throw one pebble in the air and pick up the remaining four before catching the first, using one hand only; klipnoun4.

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