mah-jongg


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mah-jongg

or mah•jong

(ˈmɑˈdʒɔŋ, -ˈdʒɒŋ, -ˈʒɔŋ, -ˈʒɒŋ)

n.
a game of Chinese origin usu. played by four persons with 144 dominolike tiles marked in suits.
[1920–25; < dial. Chinese]
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Noun1.mah-jongg - Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tilesMah-Jongg - Chinese game played by 4 people with 144 tiles
board game - a game played on a specially designed board
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