Definition of fan–tan
1 : a Chinese gambling game in which the banker divides a pile of objects (as beans) into fours and players bet on what number will be left at the end of the count
2 : a card game in which players must build in sequence upon sevens and attempt to be the first one out of cards
Origin and Etymology of fan–tan
Chinese (Guangdong) fāantāan
First Known Use: 1878
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