DREYDL: DRAY-d*l also
dreydel, dreidl or dreidel n [Yiddish
dreydl fr. dreyen "to turn or twist", fr. MHG
draejen, fr. OHG draen]
- a 4-sided toy marked with Hebrew letters and spun like a
top in a game of chance.
- a children's "put and take" game of chance played esp. at
Chanukah with a dreydl.
Traditional stakes are nuts or foil-covered chocolate coins.