fan-tan


fan–tan

noun \ˈfan-ˌtan\

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 of FAN-TAN

Chinese (Guangdong) fāantāan
First Known Use: 1878

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