African dominoes

plural noun

Definition of African dominoes

1 dated slang : dice
2 singular in construction, dated slang : craps

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First Known Use of African dominoes

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“African dominoes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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