"ducks and drakes" Definition

  1. “to make DUCKS AND DRAKES of one’s money,” to throw it away childishly—derived from children “shying” flat stones on the surface of a pool, which they call DUCKS AND DRAKES, according to the number of skips they make.

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Position in the dictionary: 1098 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: dudder, dudeen, duds, duff, duffer, duffing, duffy, duke, duke humphrey., dukes
Previous words in the dictionary: ducks, ducket, duck, ducats, dubsman, dubber, dubash, dub, dryasdust, dry nurse

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