housey-housey


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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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oh my, how bingo has changed - it was once called "Housey-Housey".
EYES down for the housey-housey of the Commons known to naughty MPs as Bercow Bingo.
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.
Which gambling game is also known as housey-housey? Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Genghis Khan; 2 Seven; 3 A substance which causes cancer; 4 Henry Mancini; 5 Lewis Carroll; 6 Formic acid; 7 Bingo; 8 All The Queen's Men; 9 Orville Burrell; 10 Kurt Weill.
That's a proper pub, not a big hall with a glitterball where kids dance round reps dressed as furry animals and grandmas attack you with bingo dabbers for spoiling their view of the stage (although we did have one of those too and I ended up falling into it most nights, post Housey-Housey).