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housey-housey

(ˈhaʊzɪˈhaʊzɪ)
n
(Gambling, except Cards) another name for bingo, lotto
[C20: so called from the cry of 'house!' shouted by the winner of a game, probably from full house]
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housey-housey

n (dated)Lotto nt
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Nearby, a housey-housey stall with its circle of prospective clients.
In addition to the cars there will be a host of other attractions, with plans for 40s swing dance lessons, Tea Dances, Housey-Housey (40s Bingo), vintage stalls, traditional fairground stalls and an R/C Aircraft exhibition.
One of Professor Laybourn's areas of expertise is the history of working-class gambling, and his research has included the origins of bingo - or housey-housey - as a popular pastime among servicemen in World War One.
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In the evening we would go to the entertainment hut; there would be housey-housey (bingo), beetle drives.